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  1. *pushkar*'s Avatar
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    On or At

    He sat at the table to have lunch

    Is this correct? Why can't we use On in place of at?

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    Re: On or At

    Quote Originally Posted by *pushkar* View Post
    He sat at the table to have lunch

    Is this correct? Why can't we use On in place of at?
    If you sit "on" the table, you are actually sitting on top of the table. That is very unlikely. You sit on a chair, at a table, to eat.

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    Re: On or At

    Here is someone sitting on a table: Redirect Notice

    Sorry about the size of the link!

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