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    Dear teachers

    Is the sentence below grammatical?

    The rooms has two seats. In the first is sat the interviewer and in the second the interviewee.

    Alternatively, I could have written:

    The room has two seats. The interviewer sits in the first and the interviewee takes the second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers

    Is the sentence below grammatical?

    The rooms has two seats. In the first is sat the interviewer and in the second the interviewee.

    Alternatively, I could have written:

    The room has two seats. The interviewer sits in the first and the interviewee takes the second.

    Many thanks
    In your fist sentence "rooms" should be "room". I like your second better.

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    Default Re: structure of a sentence - 'is sat'

    The blue sentence is correct.

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    Default Re: structure of a sentence - 'is sat'

    Could we assume the red one isn't?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: structure of a sentence - 'is sat'

    I occasionally hear a form of to be + sat/stood in BrE. Check out these threads:

    http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=694065
    http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=891844
    I am not a teacher.

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    Default Re: structure of a sentence - 'is sat'

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Could we assume the red one isn't?

    Thank you
    The red one is incorrect.

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