At or with?

At or with?

Which is correct?

 “I am angry with you” Or

“I am angry at you.”

We usually say we are angry with someone, but angry at something.

So “I am angry with you.” is correct. And so is

“I am angry at the inefficiency of our public transport system.”

Seating problem

Which is correct:

The boy sits (on/in) the sofa.

Does it matter if the sofa is a single-seater or a three-seater?

Both your sentences are correct.

But it’s more common to say that somebody is sitting “on a sofa” than in a sofa.”

There is no such thing as a single-seater sofa:

sofas are usually defined as a seat on which two or three people can sit.

An armchair, however, is a single-seater, and strangely enough,

 it is more common to say that somebody is sitting in an armchair” than “on an armchair”.

Perhaps it’s because we can really sink into an armchair with both our arms resting on the sides!

We can’t do that on a sofa, which we might also have to share with other people.

 

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