sitting (somewhere) (doing something)

You can combine "sitting" or "standing" with another action in this way. A few more examples:

I was sitting on the couch doing my homework.

They're still standing outside the train station waiting for someone.

Describing an action in this way with "sitting" or "standing" makes it sound like the action wasn't very important or interesting. This kind of phrase is often used to set up a story, like in the example above.

This phrase appears in these lessons: