Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Malay
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 513
    #1

    Are word sit down being used correctly in the following sentences? Please advice

    1) Wait a second sir, the server will be right with you shortly and will sit you down.
    2) I'm still waiting to be dot down by a server.
    3) Server job is to sit customer down.

  1. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,218
    #2

    Re: Are word sit down being used correctly in the following sentences? Please advice

    Quote Originally Posted by scott833 View Post
    1) Wait a second sir, the server will be right with you shortly and will sit you down.
    2) I'm still waiting to be dot down by a server.
    3) Server job is to sit customer down.
    Where I live, the person who seats you is the host or hostess, not the server. However, we will pretend that it's the server who does this. I'm keeping to your words as much as possible.

    1. If you would wait just a moment*, sir, the server will be right with you to seat you.
    * Wait a second is rude.

    2. I'm still waiting to be seated.
    3. The server's job is to seat the customer.

    Don't sit someone down. Seat them.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

Similar Threads

  1. Are the word free being used correctly in these sentences?
    By michael281001 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18-Apr-2011, 09:21
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Sep-2010, 01:10
  3. [General] Am i using the word busy correctly? Please advice
    By scott833 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25-Nov-2009, 22:36

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •