A sat across from B / A sat opposite B

wanabee

Senior Member
Japanese
Dear all,

A and B sat facing each other. Their distance is 2 meters.

If there's no table, isle or anything between A and B, can you say that A sat across from B? How about A sat opposite B?

I would appreciate any comments.
 
  • Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    If there's absolutely no structure to the space (just two people sitting two meters apart in the middle of a large empty field, for example), I don't think I'd say anything like that.
     

    4649plz

    Member
    Japanese
    Hi, everyone. I have a similar question.

    I saw this sentence on Oxford dictionary.
    ‘So he sits down across from me in one of the chairs they have set up in the the waiting area patio.’
    across from | Definition of across from in English by Oxford Dictionaries

    Does this mean,

    1. They sat facing each other and there was a table or some kind of structure between them?
    2. They sat facing each other and there was no table or some kind of structure between them?

    Thanks for your help:)
     
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