Lv 5

Which word is correct?

The bus was extremely crowded, and he was pressed (on / against) the side of a seat for the length of the ride.


4 Answers

  • 1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    I would say against when pressing to the side of something.  You could say he was pressed down on the seat bottom itself though. against the side, on the bottom.

  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The best word is against. The reason "on" isn't is that, if he were pressed on the seat, he'd be sitting.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Pressed against.

    But better would be: "...and he was squashed against the side of a seat for the whole journey."  The word 'squashed' really is the word to use in that sort of circumstance - any situation where there are lots of people around and you can hardly breathe.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    against is more accurate, but on is not incorrect.

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