Set or sit?

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TheShadow

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Hi,

Do you say:

'Let the marinade set or sit few hours' I have seen both also 'Let the shampoo sit or set for 5 minutes' Which one is correct and why I have seen both examples with both options. So I'm kinda confused which one is right?


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bhaisahab

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Hi,

do you say:

'let the marinade set or sit few hours' i have seen both also 'let the shampoo sit or set for 5 minutes' which one is correct and why i have seen both examples with both options. So I'm kinda confused which one is right?


Thanks

You have been a member of this site for long enough to know how to use capitalisation correctly. Please edit your post accordingly.
 

TheShadow

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Hi,

Is it okay now?
 

bhaisahab

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Hi,

Do you say:

'Let the marinade set or sit few hours' I have seen both also 'Let the shampoo sit or set for 5 minutes' Which one is correct and why? I have seen both examples with both options. So I'm kinda confused which one is right?


Thanks

They mean different things. If you let something sit for a period of time, you leave it sitting where it is without moving it. If you let it set, you leave it until it solidifies.
 
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