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    on/at the floor table

    Hi,

    Do we have to say 'sit on the floor table' or 'sit at the floor table'? I really feel confused about it. I think 'at' is OK but I am not sure.

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    #2

    Re: on/at the floor table

    The food is on the table. People do not normally sit on a table.

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    #3

    Re: on/at the floor table

    What is a floor table?

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    #4

    Re: on/at the floor table

    Perhaps it's one of those low tables found in some Japanese restaurants designed to eat at while sitting on the floor.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: on/at the floor table

    There are several names for the low tables used in Japan (according to Google). In English, I'd just call it a "low table" or maybe a "short-legged table". I've never heard "floor table".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: on/at the floor table

    Here they are.

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    #7

    Re: on/at the floor table

    Whatever kind it is, you sit at a table. (Sitting on a table has a different meaning.)

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    #8

    Re: on/at the floor table

    Or you could kneel at it.


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    #9

    Re: on/at the floor table

    The modern cheat floor tables are a considerable improvement of those of us who cannot sit on the floor. I guess it's one of the advantages of an aging society, if you're aging:

    http://cdn.homedit.com/wp-content/up...-the-floor.jpg

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    Re: on/at the floor table

    Without reading the full text in the URL when I clicked on that, I would not have realised that it is a raisable table that is sunk into the floor.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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