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we sat in the sun #1 (permalink) Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:23 am   we sat in the sun
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #163 "Holidays: Word Match (1)", question 4

Afterwards, I wanted to relax so we ......... in the sun on a nearby beach.

(a) sat
(b) came
(c) felt
(d) caught

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #163 "Holidays: Word Match (1)", answer 4

Afterwards, I wanted to relax so we sat in the sun on a nearby beach.

Correct answer: (a) sat

Your answer was: incorrect
Afterwards, I wanted to relax so we came in the sun on a nearby beach.
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Could you explain why we use "sat" in this sentence,please?
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we sat in the sun #2 (permalink) Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:33 am   we sat in the sun
 

'Sat' is the only option that makes sense.
To use 'came', which is a verb indicating movement from place to place, you would have to change the sentence and you would still need a verb like 'sit' to indicate what you are doing:
Afterwards, I wanted to relax so we came down to the beach to sit/lie/be in the sun.
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we sat in the sun #3 (permalink) Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:01 am   we sat in the sun
 

Thank you very much !
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