to slouch on the lounge

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jacdac

Senior Member
Lebanese
Now, at fifteen, Kara kept her hair dead straight and rimmed her eyes in thick black eyeliner. Some days she slouched for endless hours on the lounge, yawning hugely, like someone suffering from terrible jet lag.
Source: Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

You slouch against the wall.

You are slouched in the chair.

Sit up straight. Donʼt slouch.

You slouch across the room and collapsed in a chair.

Do you slouch on the lounge (sitting room)? I am not sure about the proposition on. Why the particle on?

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gloss:
slouch
to sit, stand, or walk with a drooping posture- to stand, sit or move in a lazy way, often with your shoulders and head bent forward.

Thank you.
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    But in the unlikely event that lounge was intentional and meant a living room, the preposition would have to be “in”.
     

    jacdac

    Senior Member
    Lebanese
    Thank you. Another encounter with the Australian word lounge for sofa or couch:
    Suddenly exhausted, Lyn sat back down on her mother’s puffy cream lounge.
    Source: Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
     
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