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We remained in a very good hotel.
We stayed in a very good hotel.
Not many figs have stayed on the tree.
Not many figs have remained on the tree.

Here, to stay means to live for a short time as a guest or a visitor, and to remain means to be left after part has been taken or destroyed.

Use either verb when the meaning is to continue in the same place or condition: I'll stay (or remain) at home till tomorrow. Remain is more formal.

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The man was found in his office.
The man was in his office.

In English, the verb be found generally means be discovered: Diamonds are found in Africa and in India. Therefore, He was found in his office would suggest that the man had hidden himself in his office and was later discovered.

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America was discovered by Columbus.
America was invented by Columbus.
Edison invented the gramophone.
Edison discovered the gramophone.

To discover is to find that which existed before but was unknown, and to invent is to create that which didn't exist before.

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Don't interfere with my private business!
Don't interfere in my private business!
Paul is always interfering in the equipment
Paul is always interfering with the equipment.

Interfere in means to concern yourself with something which you shouldn't. Interfere with means to do some damage or be a nuisance to someone or something.

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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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