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    Which one is correct?

    We will be sat by the river.

    We will be sitting by the river.

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    #2

    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottspur View Post
    We will be sat by the river.

    We will be sitting by the river.
    Of all the possible contexts I can think of right now, sentence #2 is the one that is most usual.

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    #3

    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Of all the possible contexts I can think of right now, sentence #2 is the one that is most usual.


    I do agree with you engee 30, but what if they'll be babysat there?!


    (as "Sit" in AmE equals "babysit")...I know the context's rare!


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    Re: Which one is correct?

    i will be staying at

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    #5

    Re: Which one is correct?

    Both are ok, just depends on what you want to say and how you want to express it. Neither is wrong.

    We will be sat by the river at noon, waiting for you.

    We will be sitting by the river at noon, waiting for you.

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    #6

    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottspur View Post
    We will be sat by the river.

    We will be sitting by the river.
    Sitting or seated not sat.

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    #7

    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottspur View Post
    We will be sat by the river.

    We will be sitting by the river.
    Both may be heard.
    #1 is confined to informal/dialectal usage.

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    #8

    Re: Which one is correct?

    A language is a dialect with an army and a navy!

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    #9

    Re: Which one is correct?

    The OP is a student, albeit English; I think that while it is true that both can be heard, 1 is not correct and should not be used in school work.

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    #10

    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedroski View Post
    Both are ok, just depends on what you want to say and how you want to express it. Neither is wrong.

    We will be sat by the river at noon, waiting for you.

    We will be sitting by the river at noon, waiting for you.
    Didn't we just have this thread?

    If someone sits you somewhere, You have been sat there, and you can say "I was sat here". If they're going to do it in future, the OP's first sentence is correct.

    One doll to the other doll: Here comes Suzie. We will be sat by the river again!"

    I can't think of any other meaning in standard English; and from memory, that was the consensus of the thread about a month or so back.
    (I was sat at table G10 for the exam).

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