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.
The blue sentence is correct.
Could we assume the red one isn't?
I occasionally hear a form of to be + sat/stood in BrE. Check out these threads:
I am not a teacher.