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    #1

    Edge of/side of the room

    Dear teachers,

    How would you say: "I was seated at the edge of the room" (in, for instance, a restaurant).


    Many thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Edge of/side of the room

    Our table was against the back wall. We were seated right next to the window. The best tables are along the perimeter of the room.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Edge of/side of the room

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Our table was against the back wall. We were seated right next to the window. The best tables are along the perimeter of the room.
    Thank you!

    Is using 'sitting at/on the edge of the room' completely wrong, by the way?

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    #4

    Re: Edge of/side of the room

    Yes.

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    #5

    Re: Edge of/side of the room

    You could sit around the edges of a room. Imagine a large hall with a dancefloor in the middle but lots of single chairs with their backs against each wall. If the music is terrible and no-one is dancing, they might all be sitting on the chairs round the edges.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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