|Prompt:||"Set" is, in most ordinary uses, a transitive verb needing an object. Its principal parts are: set, setting, set, set. Examples: 1) She set the table. 2) He set the watch.|
"Sit" is, in ordinary usage, an intransitive verb. Its principal parts are: sit, sitting, sat, sat. Examples: 1) He sits down. 2) The clock sits on the shelf. In a few instances sit is used as a transitive verb such as in: He sat himself down.
|Note:||When heavenly bodies sink below the horizon, they are referred to as "setting" not "sitting". Thus: the sun set at 6:00 P.M., or let's watch the setting sun.|
|Directions:||Click to select the correct word usage in the following sentences.|