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single4-Oct-2014languagebill Bronze Star Survey Creator by votes28153.6%


Do you sit in front of your computer or behind it?

This is not about your position but the words you use to describe it.

20I sit in front of my computer.
1I sit behind my computer.

posted 4-Oct-2014 8:49am  
I will sometimes say 'in front of'. I've never said 'behind'. I'd usually say I sit 'at' my computer though.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 4-Oct-2014 9:45am  
I sit at it or with it.
posted 4-Oct-2014 10:48am  
I hold my computer in the palm of my hand ha"?
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 4-Oct-2014 11:07am  
In front. Although if I am talking about a desktop, I would usually say that I was, "At a computer".
posted 4-Oct-2014 11:16am  
In front of a computer. I sit behind a desk and in front of a computer. I'm in front of something and behind something else, but I'm not in between them. Your survey inspired a riddle.
posted 4-Oct-2014 12:07pm  
In front
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 4-Oct-2014 3:58pm  
I have a Dutch ex-neighbor who says "behind" and that this is common in Netherlands. Where's Maarten?
(reply to bill) posted 4-Oct-2014 5:08pm  
I think of the person on the other end, that you are talking to as 'behind' their computer. I am in front of my computer, you are behind yours. As in - that person you are chatting with is a real human sitting behind their computer. There's a face behind the words, behind their keyboard.

But if we are talking about someone near you, say - the neighbors kid. He sits in front of a computer all day.
posted 6-Oct-2014 5:29am  
Hmm, When asked I usually respond that I am sitting at my computer.
Never used behind, and only used the saying in front of when talking about the monitor, but that is not the computer.
posted 9-Oct-2014 2:50pm  
Sitting behind my computer would make it awful hard to see the monitor, and use the keyboard and mouse...
posted 9-Oct-2014 10:15pm  
On top of my computer
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 10-Oct-2014 9:21am  
That reminds me of cat sleeping on a laptop
(reply to LindaH) posted 10-Oct-2014 10:57am  
Or my cat sleeping on the kitchen table when I get home they look so innocent when they look at you that is how my cat PC got his name? He was sleeping on top of my computer I used to have this huge computer monitor it took up so much space on my desk I since then have downgraded to a flat screen and a bigger and newer desk
posted 11-Oct-2014 1:58pm  
There's no room to sit behind it. The cat is always there. smiley:::smile
posted 17-Oct-2014 10:53am  
I sit in front of my computer.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 20-Oct-2014 11:11am  
In front of.
posted 17-Nov-2014 2:05am  
I sit "at" my computer.

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