April 12, 2016
Use the word "seat" when referring to a place to sit or the action of sitting:
- You can have a seat over here.
- Please, have a seat.
- Are there any more seats available?
- Is that seat taken?
- I'm sorry, but someone is already sitting in this seat.
- Someone is in my seat.
- There are four seats at this table.
- There are twenty seats in this row.
- The seating in this theater is a little uncomfortable.
Sometimes you can use "seat" as a verb:
- You may seat yourselves wherever you like.
- Please, seat yourself.
- A man who was seated at the back of the airplane complained about his seating arrangement.
- Wedding guests were seated according to the families that they belonged to.
- Customers will not be seated 30 minutes before the restaurant closes.
The word "seat" might appear with other words:
- Make sure you wear your seatbelt when traveling in a car.
- A seat cover will help extend the life of a chair.
- A small child needs a special car seat in order to ride safely in a car.
- You sit on a toilet seat when going to the bathroom.
- A seat mate is the person who sits next to you on a plane or a train.
- A seat cushion is the padded, removable section of a chair or a couch.
There are some expressions that use this word:
- George always flies by the seat of his pants. (He does his work too quickly or without preparation)
- The head of the company is in the hot seat after it was found that he broke several state laws. (in the hot seat = in trouble)
- The protestors are demanding a seat at the table. (They want some sort of representation.)
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