"The cat is sat." Grammatically Wrong or Right?

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"The cat is sat." Grammatically Wrong or Right?

Post by SaeedKhan » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:57 am

Hello,
Is the following sentence right or wrong grammatically?
"The cat is sat."

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Re: "The cat is sat." Grammatically Wrong or Right?

Post by jonathanrace » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:10 pm

Sat tends to take an object. (as it is an intransitive verb)

Here we would usually say:-

"The cat is seated"

or

"The cat is sitting"
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Re: "The cat is sat." Grammatically Wrong or Right?

Post by SaeedKhan » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:36 am

Thank you, Jonathanrace.

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Re: "The cat is sat." Grammatically Wrong or Right?

Post by jonathanrace » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:43 am

Sorry I've explained this somewhat poorly.

1. "sit" is usually intransitive but intransitive verbs don't take an object.
2. That being said, "sit" does usually need an adverb or preposition.

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