These are the principle parts of the verbs sit and set. Notice :
|Sit Changes to form the past tense|
|sit (to rest)
|Set remains the same in the past and past participle.|
|set (to place
You will not have trouble
deciding whether to use a form of sit or a form of set if you remember the
|Sit means "to rest in
an upright, seated position" or "to be in a place. It seldom has an
Let's sit in the second row. (No direct object)
The cat is sitting on the window
sill. (No direct object)
Mary sat beside Josh yesterday. (No
She has sat beside him every day this week. (No direct object)
|Set means "to put or
place something" and usually has an object. |
Notebooks is the object of the verb have set.)
- Set the groceries on the counter. (What are you placing on the counter? Groceries is the object of the verb set.)
- Helen is setting her books on my desk. ( What is
Mary placing on my desk? Books is the object of the verb is setting.)
- John set his backpack in his locker this morning. (What did John set in his locker? Backpack is the object of the past tense verb set.)
- They have set their notebooks in the wrong place. (What have they placed in the wrong place?
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