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    #1

    On the front / back row In the first/ second/fifth row

    When talking about seats in the theatre should we say:
    1) Our seats are IN or ON the front/back row.
    2) Our seats are IN or ON the first/second/fifth row.
    Or both?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2
    I am not a teacher.

    In.

    You can also say it without either one.

    Front row seats, etc.

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    #3
    Should we use the article in "We have (the) front row seats"?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #4
    No, it's just "We have front row seats."

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    #5
    I've always said 'We sat on the back row'.

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    #6
    I am not a teacher.

    As an additional note to what I just wrote in post #4, if there had been a choice between front row and second row seats and you were asked which you'd chosen, you could then say "We have the front row seats." Context would make this natural.

    Otherwise, to say "We have the front row seats." might sound as if you have the entire front row.

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    #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I've always said 'We sat on the back row'.
    And do you say "on the first/fifth row"?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #8
    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    And do you say "on the first/fifth row"?
    I'd say "in".

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    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    And do you say "on the first/fifth row"?
    Yes. I always have and I always will. I see no reason to change, though I'm clearly in a minority.

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