English Literacy Test

English Literacy Test

Postby Grain » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:41 pm

What are the differences (besides spelling) between the three words: lie, lain, and lay?

This is "lie" as in: I want to lie down on the couch.

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Re: English Literacy Test

Postby erestor » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:45 pm

well it all depends on the context used
lie--something to do
lain--past tense of lie
lay--the present tense

is that what you are asking or are you asking for definitions
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Re: English Literacy Test

Postby GunCastor » Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:05 pm

Obvious it's:
Lie = Intentionally telling people something that is not true (verb) or something that is not true (noun)
Lain = An anime series, full name is Serial Experiment Lain
Lay = The singular form of a potato chip company
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Re: English Literacy Test

Postby erestor » Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:33 pm

GunCastor wrote:Obvious it's:
Lie = Intentionally telling people something that is not true (verb) or something that is not true (noun)
Lain = An anime series, full name is Serial Experiment Lain
Lay = The singular form of a potato chip company


well i was gonna say that about lain but i didnt want to be asked ''what is that'' by everyone and their mother.
i think ''lays'' is both the singular and the plural form like ''moose'', but it was pretty funny

correction on my answer for lie--the future tense...'' go lie down''...''i will lie the object over there''
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Re: English Literacy Test

Postby GunCastor » Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:56 pm

erestor wrote:well i was gonna say that about lain but i didnt want to be asked ''what is that'' by everyone and their mother.
i think ''lays'' is both the singular and the plural form like ''moose'', but it was pretty funny


I couldn't think of anything else so yeah, that was the best I could come up with for the Lay. So I went with something goofy. I prefer Ruffles anyways.
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Re: English Literacy Test

Postby Grain » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:35 am

erestor wrote:
GunCastor wrote:Obvious it's:
Lie = Intentionally telling people something that is not true (verb) or something that is not true (noun)
Lain = An anime series, full name is Serial Experiment Lain
Lay = The singular form of a potato chip company


well i was gonna say that about lain but i didnt want to be asked ''what is that'' by everyone and their mother.
i think ''lays'' is both the singular and the plural form like ''moose'', but it was pretty funny

correction on my answer for lie--the future tense...'' go lie down''...''i will lie the object over there''


I remember Lain as one of the best anime I've ever seen. However, now, I can't remember why I like it so much.
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