Grammar Patterns

V adj

The 'sit' group

These verbs indicate the position or posture of someone or something.
Behind him a man was lying dead, struck in the head by the bullet intended for Sharpe.
Her Bronco still sits unused in the garage.
He finished the call and Jessica stood motionless, waiting.
  • hang
  • lie
  • sit
  • stand
  • The following adjectives are frequently used with one or more of these verbs.
  • awake
  • comatose
  • crooked
  • dead
  • defenceless
  • flat
  • forlorn
  • helpless
  • motionless
  • neglected
  • prone
  • prostrate
  • proud
  • senseless
  • speechless
  • sprawled
  • still
  • stock-still
  • straight
  • transfixed
  • unconscious
  • undisturbed
  • unfinished
  • unopened
  • untouched
  • unused
  • upright
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