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Which word is correct?

Some students seemed to learn to fall asleep while sitting upright (on / in) their seats.

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  • 2 months ago
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    I think you could say either, but even better, say neither.  Why even worry about seats (or chairs, probably would be a better word choice)?  The people are sitting upright and yet seem quite capable of falling asleep.  I am very good at that, myself, actually.  Just need a droning speaker and BAM, out like a light.  Not a learned behavior, more the natural response to a set of favorable conditions.

  • 2 months ago

    'In' would be the better option, but the sentence is a bit clunky. 

    You could try:

    Some students seemed to be able to fall asleep while sitting upright in their seats. 

    Some students fell asleep while sitting upright in their seats.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    In is the correct answer 

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