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    difference between situated and sited

    Hello
    In a multiple choice exercise there is the sentence " The resort is ____________ in Jamaica."
    Between the choices situated and sited the teacher's book has situated as acceptable but I cannot understand what the minimal difference between situated and sited is.Any help?

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    Re: difference between situated and sited

    'Sited' for 'situated' is unusual - at least I haven't heard it until recently. I guess it belongs to the phenomenon of verbing nouns.
    In any case, assuming that both verbs have equal legitimacy, there's still a difference in usage. You would not say, "Where are you going to situate the resort?" You'd use 'site'. The resort was/has been sited in Jamaica, so that's where it is now situated.
    But I wouldn't assume that that is the tester's reason for choosing 'situated'.
    Did you read the similar posts listed below?

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