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    #1

    Sitting on your left next next to you.

    A.B.C.D.E

    Lets say there are 5 seats in a row as above. I am sitting at position A. Peter was sitting at position C.

    I want to contact Peter and say I am the guy sitting at position A.

    How to say it? I talked to Peter briefly and I just connected him through messages, so I want him to remember who am I.

    "Hello Peter,

    I was the guy sitting left left of you while we were at the dinner. Chatted with you about..."

    (left, left of Peter is A where I was sitting.)

    Please help me express my thoughts properly.

    Thanks

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    Re: Sitting on your left next next to you.

    I talked to Peter briefly and I just connected him through messages, so I want him to remember who am I I am.

    You say:
    I was sitting on the left of the row and you (Peter) were third from the left ( as in a picture).
    Last edited by tedmc; 28-Jul-2015 at 04:48.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Sitting on your left next next to you.

    You can't say "left left" or "next next". (You need to decide whether you are the guy, or were the guy sitting next to him - you use both. I'll assume the latter abrogates the former.)
    "I was the guy sitting two down from you on your right."

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    Re: Sitting on your left next next to you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You can't say "left left" or "next next". (You need to decide whether you are the guy, or were the guy sitting next to him - you use both. I'll assume the latter abrogates the former.)
    "I was the guy sitting two down from you on your right."
    A.B.C.D.E

    I am not the guy sitting next to Peter. I am at A. Peter is at C. There is another guy sitting at B.

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    Re: Sitting on your left next next to you.

    I know. That's why you are sitting two seats away to Peter's right - two seats down from Peter. Similarly, he is sitting two seats to your left.

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    Re: Sitting on your left next next to you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I know. That's why you are sitting two seats away to Peter's right - two seats down from Peter. Similarly, he is sitting two seats to your left.
    "One seat away from you" means "the seat next to you"?

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    Re: Sitting on your left next next to you.

    Effectively, yes, but we wouldn't say it that way. We would say "next to you". "Two seats away/along from you" is the natural term for what you have described. You might also hear "Two seats up/down from you" - it has nothing to do with elevation, it's just a term we use.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 28-Jul-2015 at 16:30. Reason: Fixed typo
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Sitting on your left next next to you.

    In addition to the good points by Raymott and Emsr2d2, in this specigic situation where you were sitting at the end of a row I would say, "I was sitting on your far left at dinner".

    You could use this whether there were one or more people sitting between the two of you.
    Last edited by Eckaslike; 28-Jul-2015 at 08:42.

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    Re: Sitting on your left next next to you.

    'I was sitting next but one to you on your left.'
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Jul-2015 at 08:59.

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    Re: Sitting on your left next next to you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eckaslike View Post
    In addition to the good points by Raymott and Emsr2d2, in this specigic situation where you were sitting at the end of a row I would say, "I was sitting on your far left at dinner".

    You could use this whether there were one or more people sitting between the two of you.
    I was not sitting at the far end. It was a round table. something like KLMABCDEFGHIJ forming a circle.

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