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I think you mean to ask about aboard and onboard. "Abroad" means something rather different. Alternatively, perhaps you have misread aboard as abroad. Have a look at your dictionary. They are different words. Personally, I find onboard abhorrent, and on board slightly less so. Aboard is a great word and deserves more attention, like its kin abaft, abeam,...


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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 ...


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