I'm sat between Lea and Tim.

SandraB2Kwiziq community member

I'm sat between Lea and Tim.

I've never in the U.S. heard this. We say I am seated between Lea and Tim. or I was seated between them. Not sure what grammar book uses this expression, I am sat. Never heard it. I sat down is used
Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Merci beaucoup Sandra ! The English translation of this example has now been edited :) Bonne journée !
RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
It could also be «I am sitting between Lea and Tim.»
JoannaA1Kwiziq community member
To say 'I'm sat between Lea and Tom' may not be grammatically correct but it is commonly used in the UK - must be colloquial!
JayC1Kwiziq community member
If I say 'I was sat' instead of 'I was sitting' we Brits generally mean that we did not chose our seating place but were asked to sit there by our host/hostess or a seating plan.
LAA1Kwiziq community member
Americans will use ‘I was seated’ in the same circumstances, as in ‘At the gala, I was seated between Steven and John’.

I'm sat between Lea and Tim.

I've never in the U.S. heard this. We say I am seated between Lea and Tim. or I was seated between them. Not sure what grammar book uses this expression, I am sat. Never heard it. I sat down is used

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