1. ## sit

Hi there,
I am not sure whether 'in' or 'at' is correct.

1. Come and sit in OR at the front.
2. Paul sat in/at the front of the classroom.

pete

2. ## Re: sit

Come and sit at the front.

Paul sat at the front of the classroom.

In general, we use:

* at for a POINT
* in for an ENCLOSED SPACE
* on for a SURFACE

I hope this helps

3. ## Re: sit

Hi there,
thanks a lot.
But it is correct: Paul was sitting in the front row.
Is 'row' an enclosed space?

pete

4. ## Re: sit

Originally Posted by peter123
Hi there,
thanks a lot.
But it is correct: Paul was sitting in the front row.
Is 'row' an enclosed space?

pete
Yes, You may think of a row as an enclosed space. Think of a row this way 1xxxxxxx9 to sit in the front row is to be between positions 1 and 9 (enclosed by the ends of the row). If you say "I am sitting at the end of the row" then I know that you are at either position 1 or 9. Positions 1 and 9 are points not enclosed by the row and therefore you use at to describe them. You could also say something like this: "Paul is at the front of the room in the front row"

I hope this helps,

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