An entire row

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An entire row

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:14 pm

A: Was your flight to Manchester crowded?
B: No, it wasn't. I had an entire row to myself.

- Hi guys! Is "There was nobody but me at the row I sat at" a natural substitution for "I had an entire row for myself." in this situation?

Thanks so much!

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Re: An entire row

Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:51 pm

You sit in a row, and you have it to yourself. (There's often not much logic underpinning which prepositions have become standard in particular contexts. :) )

Except for the two uses of 'at' where a native speaker would have said 'in', your sentence is basically OK (though I would probably say what B said).

Alternatively, I might say "There was {only / no-one except for} me in my row".
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Re: An entire row

Post by Stevenloan » Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:07 am

Erik : Thank you very much for your answer. It really helps. Have a good weekend.

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