Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceStandards & Testing · 2 months ago

He (sat/set) the glass on his lips then he drank the water. Which one is correct ? ?

Sat or set ? 

6 Answers

  • 2 weeks ago

    If you are confused with which word to use I would rewrite the sentence in a different way that does not need the word.

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    2 months ago

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    "He raised the glass to his lips and drank the water." Any mention  of 'sat' or 'set' is wrong. After drinking the water he 'set the glass back on the table'.  

    Just possibly: "He put the glass to his lips, and...."

    When you 'set' something somewhere you expect it to remain there for a good while without needing further support. Nobody except an expert juggler could 'set a glass on his lips' and expect it not to fall off!

  • 2 months ago

    generally, neither.  he raised the glass to his lips would make better sense

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  • 2 months ago

    'Set' is the correct word. 

  • 2 months ago

    I would use "set."  "Sat" is past tense for "sit," and a glass does not sit.

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