Why is "er" needed in this sentence? Is it correct if you simply remove the "er"?
No, er is needed in this sentence. You'll be understood if you said Wie zit op mijn stoel, but it's not correct Dutch. This pdf file explains in detail about the use of er: http://www.dutchgrammar.com/_word_docs/Er.pdf.
Even after I read through this PDF document (Thanks for that, by the way), I still don't understand, why the sentence "wie zit op mijn stoel" is incorrect.
Dead link, bummer.
*Link is correct, if you remove the dot at the end
The link does not work any more. Could you resend it, please?
'Er' is so barely audible in this phrase that leaving it out would probably not even be noticed in speech.
In real life yes but idk if duolingo accepts it
My sentence his wrong because I wrote "on my chair".
Is it really wrong to say "on a chair" ?
Thanks for your answer
It’s accepted now. (2018-08-03)
Not anymore (2020-08_04)
It is again (2021-02-03)
It depends, apparently if the chair has arms then you are sitting in it, but if it doesn't then you sit on it, in practice they are both correct and acceptable ways to say that in English
Who's that casting devious stares in my direction?
In my chair? That's incorrect English unless you're talking specifically about an armchair (of any type). Every other chair is "on"
Disagree. If grandad comes to the dining room, "Who is sitting in MY chair" is something he might say.
"who is sitting on my stool" comes up as incorrect. Should this be accepted, or do stoel and stool not quite translate right?
Same question here - it's nice when the English and the Dutch 'match'!!
A stool = een kruk
Wat is een kruk
I think in this case "in my chair" is not a correct translation!
That's my spot - Dr. Sheldon Cooper
Why is it 'op' why not 'in' like Wie zit er in mijn stoel?
Op and in both mean on
Buckleys chance of getting this from the fast version. "er op mijn" all become very slurred, I have no idea how anyone would hear all three words at that speed.
Why "in"?? Why not "on"???
I wrote 'who is sitting on my chair', don't know why that is wrong, that's what I say all the time?