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sit

sit

 
 
pronunciation:
sIt
phrases:
sit down
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part of speech: verb
inflections: sits, sitting, sat
definition 1: to be in a position in which you are resting the weight of your body on your buttocks.
She is sitting in a chair.
 
definition 2: to be placed or located.
His house sits on top of a hill.
definition 3: to cause to be seated.
Nancy sat her baby in a chair.
phrase: sit down
sit or set?
Sit describes the state of resting or staying in one place. We also use sit when talking about the action of putting a person in a place where he or she will stay. We use set for the action of putting a thing in a place where it will stay.
Compare:
  • The lamp usually sits on that table.
  • Mr. Gray sits in that chair all morning.
  • Laura sat the baby in a little chair.
  • Luke set the groceries on the table.
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