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I have always come across phrases like, 'have/take a seat'. Is it normal to say 'have the/this/that seat' or 'take the/this/that seat' while pointing at a particular seat?

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    "Take this seat" would be fine if you want the other person to sit in a specific seat; you might want to add a "please". If choice of seat doesn't matter, or these is only one seat available, "take a seat" sounds more natural to me. – nnnnnn Aug 15 at 11:21
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"Take this seat" would be fine if you want the other person to sit in a specific seat; you might want to add a "please". If the choice of seat doesn't matter, or there is only one seat available, "take a seat" sounds more natural to me. Also, "take a seat" is a gesture to someone to have/take a seat so as to not keep him/her standing or it is considered an act of kindness.

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