My typical snowy day

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Shrey

Kwiziq community member

19 January 2019

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My typical snowy day

Bonjour Madame,

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 !

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French writing exercise "My typical snowy day"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

20 January 2019

20/01/19

Hi Varsha,

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

Shrey

Kwiziq community member

20 January 2019

20/01/19

Understood the subtle difference !

Merci Beaucoup Madame Cécile !

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