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    Please see below conversation and let me know my mistakes if any.
    Student1 asks Student 2 for a place to sit in class

    Student 1 : Excuse me, could you move a little bit/(Can i have a seat)?

    Student 2 : Sorry, my friend is there.

    Student 1 : I came early/ (I have come early) to the class before your friend. why don't you give a place as there is no reservation system here?

    Student 2 : Sorry, he is my best buddy, that's why i can't help you.

    Student 1 : Ok. I can understand.

    Student 2 : Thank u very much

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    Re: Conversation

    What is the purpose of this dialogue? What are you going to do with it?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Conversation

    Basically i am too weak in english conversation. So i want to ask from basics. Please help out
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What is the purpose of this dialogue? What are you going to do with it?

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    Re: Conversation

    Quote Originally Posted by manikanth View Post
    Basically I am too very weak in English conversation. So I want to ask start from the basics. Please help out.
    See my amendments above.

    Student 1 : Excuse me, could you move a little bit? (Can I have a seat)?

    Student 2 : Sorry, my friend is sitting there/My friend is going to sit there.

    Student 1 : I came early/ I have come early to the class before your friend. Why don't you give me a place?as There is no reservation system here.

    Student 2 : Sorry, he is my best buddy, that's why I can't help you.

    Student 1 : Ok. I can understand.

    Student 2 : Thank you very much.
    See my amendments above in red. Remember that you must capitalise the word "I" at all times.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Conversation

    Thanks for your reply without any hesitation.

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    Your appreciation is welcome but you don't need to write a new post to say "Thanks". Simply click the "Thank" button in the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Conversation

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See my amendments above.

    Student 1 : Excuse me, could you move a little bit? (Can I have a seat)?

    Student 2 : Sorry, my friend is sitting there/My friend is going to sit there.


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    Can we say 'Sorry, my friend is sitting here/My friend is going to sit here.'?

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    Re: Conversation

    We can but "there" makes more sense to me because the speaker is indicating a different seat from the one he/she is sitting in. Even if it's just the next seat, I would use "there" to indicate it. I would use "here" to indicate my own seat. "I am sitting here and my friend will be sitting there. He/she always sits next to me."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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