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    #1

    Exchange your seats.

    Tim and Tom exchange your seats with each other.

    Please check.

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    #2

    Re: Exchange your seats.

    If you're asking them to trade seats, you can say "Tim and Tom, will you please trade seats?"
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    Re: Exchange your seats.

    "Trade" sounds odd there in BrE.

    Tim and Tom, will you please swap seats?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Exchange your seats.

    'Trade seats' sounds natural enough in AmE, although 'swap' is also widely used. 'Swap' sounds a little more informal to me.
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    Re: Exchange your seats.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    'Trade seats' sounds natural enough in AmE, although 'swap' is also widely used. 'Swap' sounds a little more informal to me.
    Is "Exchange" absolutely wrong?

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    #6

    Re: Exchange your seats.

    Yes. In order to "exchange" something, a person needs to give something to someone and receive something in return (even if those "somethings" are similar). That's not happening in your scenario. You simply want the two people to move to a different seat. No one gives or takes anything.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Exchange your seats.

    You could say 'Tim and Tom, change places'.

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