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    #1

    Don't sit in my seat

    My kid asked me why we say "Don't sit in my seat" not ""Don't sit on my seat"

    Could anybody explain it, please?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Don't sit in my seat

    We use both prepositions. It depends what kind of seat we are referring to.

    Usually we sit in an armchair and on a stand chair so if we temporarily vacate the one we have been sitting in/on we would give one or other of the quoted commands.

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