Which word is correct?
Some students seemed to learn to fall asleep while sitting upright (on / in) their seats.
- busterwasmycatLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
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.
- ♥Sweetness♥Lv 72 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.
- 2 months ago
In is the correct answer