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Forgive me if this sounds silly, but can you tell me the correct way of writing (and spelling) lying in the context of;'he was lying to her' and 'he was lying down'. One of these doesn't look right to me and I can't seem to find the answer.
Im almost certain that they are both correct.
Honestly, they are both correct!
They're both correct.
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Both are correct. To lie down - he was lying downTo lie or tell a fib - he was lyingA lot of words with "i" in the word take a y when they change tense. There are a few hereApply becomes applied, supply becomes supplied etc.He was lying down is the past continuous tense, if that helps
While he was lying there, he decided to continue lying to her.Yes, both correct.While he was laid there would be WRONG AND HEINOUS AND STABWORTHY though.
Oh really?! Lord this has been bugging me for ages. Thank you so much!
Oh, yes, laying is American and all sorts of wrong Only hens lay.
Oh, apart from laying the table of course. But then you would say "he laid the table"; he wouldn't "lay there".
Except that the song is right:If I lay here, if I just lay here, would you lie with me and just forget the world?Subjunctive and shit.
so should the song be 'if I just lie here'? <confused>
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