Which is correct?
I was sat
or I was sitting?
I know which I'd use, but hear so many others using what I consider wrong!
Christine: I hear "I was sat' and such utterances quite frequently in the colloquial speech of Americans on reality shows...and still grimace every time!
Try to think logically engee. Look again at Christine's original post and you will see that you are off base in your criticism.
Try to think grammatically, and you will find that your post is interesting (albeit self-serving), but irrelevant to the original post and my agreement with Christine's observation.
Last edited by David L.; 30-Apr-2008 at 03:28.
I was sat...? I was sat next to Jasmin in the exam.
I was sitting...? I was sitting next to Jasmin in the exam.
Last edited by engee30; 30-Apr-2008 at 09:13.
I was sat next to someone is correct if you mean that you are placed by someone else in this position [Passive].
It is incorrect if what you mean is that I was sitting next to someone. The fact that you hear it colloquially/dialectally used does not make it correct in normal, reasonably formal, English.