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  1. Senior Member
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    #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

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    #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

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    #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

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    Re: sit

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    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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