To me, that would seem to be an action by someone else: "The usher sat me." Weird, but understandable.
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I've been seeing that too & it just doesn't look right to me."I am sat..." No, no, no. My Webster's 3rd has only one definition of "sat" - it's the past tense of "sit." So - "I am" is present, & the words that go with it are "seated" or "sitting."
- Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:56 pm
- Forum: Usage and Writing
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Hmmmm. Of your 4 sentences, the first 3 are fine. Something troubles me about "We send you to school to acquire useful knowledge," although I cannot pin down why. If it's American schools being referred to, I think I can pin down your discomfort with it: our schools don't teach much "useful knowled...
I nearly took the tip of my finger off with mine - dangerous things. But so good at making thin slices. I need a new mandoline - my old (expensive!) one started to fall apart.