Differences between Set and Sit


Use ‘set’ to express the placement of an object on a surface.

I set the plates down on the table.
She set the books on chest of drawers.

Important Note: ‘Set’ is often used to refer to placing plates, glasses and other utensils on the table.

Verb Forms: Set – Set – Set – Setting

Use ‘sit’ when referring to the subject which moves from a standing to a sitting position.

Can I sit down?
Please sit on this chair.

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