been sat


Senior Member
Chinese - China
"He'd been sat in a pub with his best friend, Matt, at the time."

Source: The chocolate run ( book)

The passive form here look very strange to me. Isn't that supposed to be " He had been sitting in a pub......"?

Thank you!
  • Andygc

    Senior Member
    British English
    It is very common colloquial BE, not a dialect. It is not passive. It is stative and it means "he had been seated in a pub" or "he had been sitting in a pub".
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