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    #1

    the chair is full

    Hi,

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/empty_1

    empty: not used not being used by anyone:

    Let us say that I am entering a different class and say:

    - Me: Is that chair empty?

    I would like to ask if I can use 'full' if the chair is using by anyone.

    - Student: No, the chair is full.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: the chair is full

    You say a chair is occupied, not "full".
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: the chair is full

    You could say that it is taken.

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    #4

    Re: the chair is full

    You could say that it is reserved, especially if you have a guest speaker or visitor who is going to attend the class.

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    #5

    Re: the chair is full

    I would ask either "Is that chair taken?" or "Is that chair free?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: the chair is full

    It seems silly to me to see an obviously empty chair and ask if it is empty.

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    #7

    Re: the chair is full

    ...and even sillier to say 'Is anybody sitting here?'

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    #8

    Re: the chair is full

    Hi MikeNewYork,

    In AmE what would you say then, if anything, if you saw an empty chair and wanted to use it?

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    #9

    Re: the chair is full

    Can/may I sit there?

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    #10

    Re: the chair is full

    Or 'Is this seat taken?'

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