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a room that sits below the roof #1 (permalink) Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:56 am   a room that sits below the roof
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #289 "Areas in a House (1)", question 10

A(n) ......... is a room that sits below the roof of a house. There is often a lot of insulation in this area, and it is used for storage purposes.

(a) basement
(b) kitchen
(c) laundry room
(d) attic

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #289 "Areas in a House (1)", answer 10

A(n) attic is a room that sits below the roof of a house. There is often a lot of insulation in this area, and it is used for storage purposes.

Correct answer: (d) attic

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why we can say : ''sits'' about the place, space: ,,attic''? I have seen this example the first time and would never write this way..
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a room that sits below the roof #2 (permalink) Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:11 am   a room that sits below the roof
 

It is a common turn of phrase.

What continental plate do the Rocky Mountains sit on?
Bahrain sits on a fault line
The Empire State Building sits between the Bank of America building and the Chrysler Building
The Mezzanine sits over the rear of the Orchestra Grand Tier


etc.
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