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Kwiziq community member
19 January 2019
My typical snowy day
The final text at the end reads-“Je m’assois dans mon canapé.”
Should it not be ‘sur’ ? (For saying - I sit on the sofa)
Merci d’avance !
This question relates to:French writing exercise "My typical snowy day"
Kwiziq language super star
20 January 2019
Well spotted! That’s an interesting point much debated on forums ...
You can say both but for me the difference is in the type of sitting you are doing . You will use ‘sur’ if you are quite upright like,
Je m’assois sur un banc, sur une chaise, sur un tabouret (a bench, a chair, a stool).
In the context of the cosyness aspect required, ‘dans’ fits better, you would use it for an armchair too -
...dans un fauteuil
Hope this helps
Understood the subtle difference !
Merci Beaucoup Madame Cécile !
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