She was sitting to/on/at his left.
Which preposition should I use in this context? Do they mean the same thing?
I found this post on the difference between "at" and "on", which gave me some clues in answer to my question, but I believe the different context (sitting at a table) requires another post.
On ngram all three seem to be used, though "on" more than the others.
To my understanding, the difference is the following:
- Sitting at his left = right next to him, at a table.
- Sitting to his left = not necessarily next to him nor at a table (unless known by the context), but near to his left.
- Sitting on his left = not necessarily at the same table, but somewhere on his left.
Is my inference correct?