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    Jaime is stood on a region

    hi,
    Is it an error to write like this,
    'Jaime is stood on a region called "the fingers"'?

    I just came across it on Mirror Online website.
    Is it acceptable to use the passive form of "stand" in such a situation?

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    Re: Jaime is stood on a region

    Yes. It should be 'is standing'.

    Also "Neck" and "Fingers" should be capitalized, since they're being used as names for geographical places.

    And while that last sentence is grammatical, I don't think it's what the author meant to say.
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    Re: Jaime is stood on a region

    Quote Originally Posted by lagoo View Post
    Hi.
    Is it an error to write like this, 'Jaime is stood on a region called "the fingers"'?

    I just came across it on the Mirror Online website.
    Is it acceptable to use the passive form of "stand" in such a situation?

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    See my corrections above. If the region is commonly referred to by the name given, I would expect it to be capitalised - "The Fingers".

    You will hear "stood" in place of "standing" a lot these days in casual colloquial BrE. Don't use it in formal situations or in exams.
    We do the same with "sat" instead of "sitting".

    I was sat on the floor reading a book when my mum burst into my room.
    He was stood at the bus stop when a lorry drove through a huge puddle and soaked him.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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