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    #1

    Take a sit

    which one is correct?
    Take a sit or have a sit.

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    #2

    Re: Take a sit

    I am not a teacher.

    Neither one.

    Take a seat, or have a seat are both OK (if that's what you meant).

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    #3

    Re: Take a sit

    Take a seat.
    Have a seat.
    Please sit down.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Take a sit

    Would you say "Please be seated" in your everyday English?

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    Re: Take a sit

    I am not a teacher.

    No, although there is nothing wrong with it.

    'Please be seated' is more often used when addressing a large group of people, in an auditorium for instance, than it is for individuals.

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    #6

    Re: Take a sit

    So is class, please?

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    #7

    Re: Take a sit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Would you say "Please be seated" in your everyday English?
    I always think of a courtroom, e.g.:

    Judge: “Please be seated.”
    Bailiff: “Your honour, our first case is…”
    The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter - 'tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.
    Mark Twain

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    Re: Take a sit

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    So is class, please?
    This doesn't make any sense, OD. Can you try again?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: Take a sit

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    So is class, please?
    If you mean 'Would you say "Please be seated" to a class?', then yes.

    (Cross-posted with ems.)

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    Re: Take a sit

    Quote Originally Posted by Auldlangsyne View Post
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    I always think of a courtroom, e.g.:

    Judge: “Please be seated.”
    Bailiff: “Your honour, our first case is…”
    Yes, or in church as well!
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 10-Mar-2015 at 16:08. Reason: Changed non-standard word

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