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    sit down to table

    Dinner is ready. Please, sit down to table.

    Is the underlined phrase correct and in use today?


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    Re: sit down to table

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    Dinner is ready. Please, sit down to table.

    Is the underlined phrase correct and in use today?
    I've never heard of it. I wouldn't use it. Depending on where the dining-room table was I think I'd say "Please (come into the dining-room and) take a seat (fairly informal) /be seated (formal).

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    Re: sit down to table

    I wouldn't use it either, but I have heard it in Ireland and in the west country of England.

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