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Mastering the Written Word

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by CIPHER_one, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. CIPHER_one

    CIPHER_one Senior Member

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    Can the word "lay" be used in the past tense?


    Example: So, Joel lay on the sidewalk in a small puddle of his own blood, paralyzed, for six hours until the neighborhood woke to go to work.


    Or does it have to be laid?
     
  2. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    "Joel laid paralyzed in the small puddle of his own blood that had formed on the sidewalk until the neighborhood awoke."

    I think that's what you're lookin' for.
     
  3. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

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  4. CIPHER_one

    CIPHER_one Senior Member

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    thanks casek. It is "lay". If it were somone laying down a set of tools it would be "laid".
     
  5. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

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    no prob. i'm just hanging around the forum today...seems like an all day thing today. i've gotta "wake up" at 4:30 a.m. not too far off, so i guess i'll be around all night.
     
  6. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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  7. TURBOCAPSLOK

    TURBOCAPSLOK Elite Member

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    MASTERING THE WRITTEN, WORD?
     
  8. CIPHER_one

    CIPHER_one Senior Member

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    What's the rule in writing out the time? 6:00 or six o'clock or 6 o'clock
     
  9. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    they're all correct, except it would need to be followed by either an am or pm just to let wonk saggin which 6 o'clock you were referring to
     
  10. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

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    english is so fucked up...
     
  11. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

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    try japanese:

    Kazoku sorrote no seppuku ga yokatta.
    I loved the part where the whole family disemboweled themselves.
     
  12. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
    I'm going to memorize that phrase and yell it constantly whenever I see Japanese people on campus.
     
  13. CIPHER_one

    CIPHER_one Senior Member

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    What's the rule on writing out numbers? 1-10 is written out and above 10 can be numerals?
     
  14. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    If the number is spoken by a character I think it should be written.
    Same thing applies when someone says 'ten o'clock'.
     
  15. test pattern

    test pattern Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 21, 2002 Messages: 3,975 Likes Received: 0
    i think it's something like lay is for objects, lie is for people kind of thing

    but don't quote me on that
     
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