Talk:sit

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missing sense?[edit]

Not sure if we currently include the sense as in, "I'm not sure where I sit with my level of proficiency." ---> Tooironic 03:14, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Widespread participle sat[edit]

Not sure if this should be included here or under the entry sat. In colloquial British English the participle sat is used almost exclusively instead of sitting. Example: I have been sat here all day. Something similar happens with standing and stood. Iago4096 (talk) 08:25, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

It's sat instead of sitting, not sat used as a present participle. I remember our English teacher told us that "I was sat" means means "someone sat me" (as in the passive voice). I now realize this is utter nonsense, as there is an intransitive verb "sit". Mglovesfun (talk) 08:28, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
Yes, Mglovesfun, the word sitting is the present participle. In my experience it is being replaced very often by the word sat, possibly a bit more often in the north of England rather than in the south, but I have heard it in Wales as well. Iago4096 (talk) 12:23, 14 October 2012 (UTC)
This may be covered by our sense "To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture". Compare transitive stand and e.g. "the ornament was stood on the mantelpiece". Equinox 08:31, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
No, Equinox, I am not talking of any passive or passive-ish usage of the word. I mean a completely active usage. Iago4096 (talk) 12:23, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Czech "sit"[edit]

In Czech, there is no word like "sit". One of many Czech words for "reed" is "sítí", but "sit" is a nonsense. --Mostly Harmless (talk) 12:10, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Not surprising. That was an entry made by User:Drago, infamous for his many errors. —Stephen (Talk) 12:25, 5 December 2012 (UTC)