Thanks for the answers everyone. I've tried to look around for a rule elsewhere, but there really seems to be none. Like some of you have said, it may just come down to using a neutral manner of speech, like (is, placed on, positioned at, etc.) I suppose you could use words like sat and stand if the sentence's clarity benefits from them. Like: Tom lay the table on it's back Tom stood the shoe box up straight
Hi everyone, I've been having a hard time finding a rule for what furniture does. Here are some examples of what I mean, since it's hard just to describe the question: - a closet stands on the floor. - a rug lays on the floor. - a chair... sits on the floor? - a table... stands on the floor? Stand sounds better then sits, but then, standing is something you do on two legs, not four. Does anyone know if there is an official rule for these actions?