laying or lying?

Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2020 06:24 am
I had a house warming party with a few colleagues in college years ago. It lasted way into the night and though I don’t drink, everyone else did. I ended up falling asleep on the couch in the living room. Early the next morning, I awoke to find myself shirtless and barefoot. Next to me was a younger male colleague passed out laying opposite me with his face touching my bare feet. I wiggled my toes making him groan.

Shouldn't it be "lying" instead?

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Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2020 06:27 am
Shouldn't it be "lying" instead?


"lying" means they are not telling the truth. "laying" in this context relates to what "position" they are in.
Region Philbis
Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2020 07:29 am

i'm going to go lie down and think this over a bit...
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Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2020 03:17 pm
I am confused as to what the correct answer is.
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Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2020 03:38 pm
Lay and lie baffle native speakers, too. Try Grammarly - https://www.grammarly.com/blog/lay-lie/
Miss L Toad
Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2020 06:29 pm
I know when somebody's crying, somebody's lying and somebody's trying.

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