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    sit in/on your laps

    "All children, please sit in your laps."

    "All children, please sit on your laps."

    Which of the above sentences is correct?

    (I heard several native English teachers using in instead of on which I will choose the opposite way. It's because this posture is having hands on top of the lap but not in the lap.)

    Thanks.

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    Re: sit in/on your laps

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    "All children, please sit in your laps."

    "All children, please sit on your laps."

    Which of the above sentences is correct?

    (I heard several native English teachers using in instead of on which I will choose the opposite way. It's because this posture is having hands on top of the lap but not in the lap.)

    Thanks.
    It's not possible to sit on one's own lap, only on the lap of somebody else. A teacher might tell children to "sit with their hands in their laps".

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