Lexicon Valley from Booksmart Studios
Lexicon Valley from Booksmart Studios
Let Sleeping Dogs Lay
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Let Sleeping Dogs Lay

The distinction between "lie" and "lay" is an archaism that we should abandon.
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Do you know that the past participle of the intransitive verb lie is lain and that its past tense is lay, not to be confused with the present tense of the transitive verb lay? Oh, and do you know that no one really cares if you use them all correctly? John explains.

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Lexicon Valley from Booksmart Studios
Lexicon Valley from Booksmart Studios
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