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    Saying that a chair makes you feel uncomfortable when you sit on it

    Hello again!

    I would like to ask you how to say in English that you feel uncomfortable when sitting on a chair because of its hardness.
    I find this chair hard to sit on.
    I find it hard to sit on this chair.
    This chair is too hard for me to sit on (it).
    My buttocks numb/are asleep from sitting on this chair.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Saying that a chair makes you feel uncomfortable when you sit on it

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Hello again!

    I would like to ask you how to say in English that you feel uncomfortable when sitting on a chair because of its hardness.

    1. I find this chair hard to sit on.
    2. I find it hard to sit on this chair.
    3. This chair is too hard for me to sit on (it).
    4. My buttocks numb/are asleep from sitting on this chair.

    Thank you.
    I have numbered your suggestions to make them easier to identify in replies.

    1 is OK but it doesn't explain that it's uncomfortable. It's also ambiguous because "hard" could also mean "difficult".
    2 definitely sounds as if you are saying that you find it difficult to sit down on, or remain sitting on, the chair.
    3 is better (you don't need "it" at the end) but also doesn't mention that it's actually uncomfortable.
    4 has given me a great mental image and is probably the best one for suggesting the chair is uncomfortable but it's also very specific about the problem that the chair causes.

    The simplest way to say what you want to is:

    This chair is uncomfortably hard.

    You don't need to include "to sit on" - that is a chair's function. You don't need to remind the reader that people sit on chairs.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Saying that a chair makes you feel uncomfortable when you sit on it

    At the expense of some clarity (the chair could be hard/soft/lumpy/in direct sunlight/with insufficient lumbar support...) you could just say 'The chair's uncomfortable'.

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