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Lay or lie?

Standard membervivify
General 04 Sep '16 15:17
  1. Standard membervivify
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    04 Sep '16 15:17
    Is it "lay down" or "lie down"?
  2. Standard memberFMF
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    04 Sep '16 15:23
    Originally posted by vivify
    Is it "lay down" or "lie down"?
    First things first. What time of day are you talking about? And is it indoors or outdoors?
  3. Standard memberFMF
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    04 Sep '16 15:30
    Originally posted by vivify
    Is it "lay down" or "lie down"?
    Secondly, does this person you imagine having to choose between "lay down" or "lie down", do you imagine that they actually already know what's the right choice?
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    04 Sep '16 20:08
    Originally posted by FMF
    Secondly, does this person you imagine having to choose between "lay down" or "lie down", do you imagine that they actually already know what's the right choice?
    right or correct?
  5. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    05 Sep '16 00:36
    Originally posted by vivify
    Is it "lay down" or "lie down"?
    Lay down requires a direct object, and lie down does not. For example: Lay your books down on the table and lie down for a short nap.
  6. Standard membervivify
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    05 Sep '16 03:18
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Lay down requires a direct object, and lie down does not. For example: Lay your books down on the table and lie down for a short nap.
    Thanks so much. One more question: was are the past-tenses of those word? For example, is the past tense of lay "laid"?
  7. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    05 Sep '16 04:00
    Originally posted by vivify
    Thanks so much. One more question: was are the past-tenses of those word? For example, is the past tense of lay "laid"?
    Lay is the past tense of lie.
  8. Standard membervivify
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    05 Sep '16 04:06
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Lay is the past tense of lie.
    whoa...
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