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Native English speakers: The difference between "a chair to sit on" and "sit on a chair."?

What is the difference in meaning between these two?

1. The professor likes a chair to sit on when he lectures.2. The professor likes to sit on a chair when he lectures.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    1 - he likes having a chair available when he lectures: he may sit or stand.

    2 - he wants to deliver his lecture sitting down.

  • 2 months ago

    There is no important difference in meaning, but I might take the first version as a request to go and find a chair and place it ready for the professor.

  • 2 months ago

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  • 2 months ago

    They are the same. First sentence would be better with "The professor likes having a chair ..."

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