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We seat at a desk to write a letter.
We sit at a desk to write a letter.
He sat the passengers one by one.
He seated the passengers one by one.

Use sit as an intransitive verb. Seat is a transitive verb and requires an object. Very often the object of seat is a reflexive pronoun: He seated himself near the fire. The principal parts of the two verbs are: sit, sat, sat, and seat, seated, seated.

Don't confuse sit with set, which usually means to place. Common idioms with set: to set the table, to set on fire, to set off (or out), to set a trap, to set a clock, to set a price, to set your heart on, to set free, to set an example, to set a broken bone, to set to work (= to start work).

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Many people have died from malaria.
Many people have died of malaria.

People die of illness, of hunger, of thirst, of or from wounds; from overwork; by violence, by the sword, by pestilence; in battle; for their country, for a cause; through neglect; on the scaffold; at the stake.

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Dan went to school to know English.
Dan went to school to learn English.

Use know when learning is finished: She knows how to swim. Similarly, avoid using know to mean find out or realise.

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He made an interesting lecture.
He gave an interesting lecture.
Also possible:
He delivered an interesting lecture.

We say: He made an interesting speech.

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I don't remember to have seen him.
I don't remember seeing him.
Also possible:
I don't remember having seen him.
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