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    remain seated


    When traveling by plane, the stewardess always warns to "fasten your seat belt" and "remain seated" during the take off and landing of the aircraft. Can I use the expression "remain seated" in other contexts or is it aviation jargon, please? For example, can I say "Son, remain seated until the doctor comes, will you?".


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    Re: remain seated

    When you're talking to only one person, you say "keep your seat."

    "Remain seated" sounds most natural when you're talking to a great many people.

    It's customary at a wedding for the guests to remain seated until the wedding party has exited the sanctuary.

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