主題: 常混肴的日常動詞 Sit / Set / Seat
It describes an action undertaken by the subject of a clause. The verb “to sit” does not express the kind of action that can be DONE TO anything.
- I SIT here every day. (She SITS here.)
- I SAT here yesterday.
- I WILL SIT here tomorrow.
- I AM SITTING here right now.
- I HAVE SAT here every day for years.
It describes an action and requires a direct object because it describes the kind of action that is DONE TO something.
- I SET my book on the table every night before turning out the light. (She SETS her book on the table.)
- I SET my book on the table last night.
- I WILL SET my book on the table tonight.
- I AM SETTING my book on the table right now.
- I HAVE SET my book on the table every night for years.
Keep in mind that when we talk about placing our guests in their chairs for, say, a dinner party, we are seating them, not setting them.
- Today I SEAT my guests.
- Yesterday I SEATED my guests.
- I WILL SEAT my guests.
- I AM SEATING my guests.
- I HAVE SEATED my guests.
小小測驗 Quiz Time
Which of the following sentences are right / wrong? 那個句子用對/錯字 ?
- Yesterday Suki sat in her office all afternoon completing the annual report.
- When she finished, she sat the report on her boss’s desk.
- Marcellus sits his books on the hall table every afternoon after school.
- Before Mr. Jones left for the meeting, we set down with him and reviewed the agenda.
- We were dismayed when the host sat us near the drafty exit door.