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Thread: have one's seat


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    have one's seat

    Hi.

    "Would you please take your seat and fasten your seat belt?"

    Is it incorrect to use "have" in place of "take"?

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    Re: have one's seat

    "Have" would be incorrect in this situation.

    You are being asked to sit down so "take" is the correct thing to say here.

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    Re: have one's seat

    'Have a seat' is an invitation, which the invited person can choose to accept. In this case, there's no choice.

    b

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