a block/row of seats

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HolyUnicorn

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Mandarin / the Shanghai Dialect
Hello,

A block of seats on the opening night will be reserved for £1,000 each, and entitles the bearer to visit rehearsals and previews, enjoy a first-night Champagne party and have the buyer’s names in the programmes.”

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What is the difference between “a block of seats” and “a row of seats”?

Block:

an amount, quantity, or portion taken as a unit:a block of theater tickets.

block - WordReference.com Dictionary of English
 
  • kentix

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    English - U.S.
    A "row of seats" means an entire row from one end to the other. A block of seats, even if they were all in the same row, wouldn't necessarily mean the whole row.

    I imagine a block might likely be two or four or six seats, but higher numbers are possible.
     
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