I have a dobt that which one is correct

he is in the chair

he is on the chair

Which one is right and why?

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he is in the chair ....he is on the chair .....Which one is right and why?

Both are correct.

He sat on the dining room chair

He sat back in his chair and browsed the newspaper.

It depends on what type of chair. A dinning room chair is most often just a seat with a back. You sit on it, like you would a stool. Whilst a fire side chair is usually of the type that has arms and a high back. You sit in it, like you would in a bath.

on preposition Cambridge English Dictionary (ABOVE): used to show that something is in a position above something else and touching it, or that something is moving into such a position:

in preposition Cambridge English Dictionary (INSIDE): inside a container, place, or area, or surrounded or closed off by something:

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