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    Post Use of the verb 'to sit'

    Dear teachers

    Am I right with the following interpretation?

    Is it OK if I sit/sat here next to you? (OK)
    Would it be OK if I sat here next to you? (OK)
    John was sat next to her. (John didn't get to choose where to sit).
    John sat next to her. (John chose to sit next to her).
    I am sat on the bed. (Not correct English)
    I am sitting on the couch. (correct English)

    Thank you

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    Re: Use of the verb 'to sit'

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers

    Am I right with the following interpretation?

    Is it OK if I sit/sat here next to you? (OK)
    Would it be OK if I sat here next to you? (OK)
    John was sat seated next to her. (John didn't get to choose where to sit).
    John sat next to her. (John chose to sit next to her).
    I am sat on the bed. (Not correct English)
    I am sitting on the couch. (correct English)

    Thank you
    Bhai.

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    Re: Use of the verb 'to sit'

    Why did you think that "I am sitting on the couch" was incorrect, Offroad?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Use of the verb 'to sit'

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Why did you think that "I am sitting on the couch" was incorrect, Offroad?
    Why do you think I did?

    Actually, I wanted 'I am sat ...' to be correct but didn't find any examples online. Didn't know that it should be 'be seated' either.

    Thank you

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