Jaime is stood on a region

lagoo

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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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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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Hi.
Is it an error to write [STRIKE]like this,[/STRIKE] '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.
 
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