'I am sat down' is this wrong?
I had a student ask me about I am sat yesterday. They thought it was incorrect but have heard it many times. They had thought about it (which was great) and concluded it was is am are + past simple. I am sat. I said I would explain it next week.
Considering they are only 11 years old and EFL, would one of you help with an easy explanation!
It would be appreciated.
Last edited by makaveli; 24-Jul-2008 at 08:25.
Re: 'I am sat down' is this wrong?
They want "I am sitting", the present continuous tense.
Originally Posted by makaveli
Explain to them that you can't start with an auxiliary verb, like "am" then add whatever further tense you like to it. The tense comes from the auxiliaries and main verbs all taken together.
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