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Old 06-19-2008, 02:28 AM   #1
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Laying around or lying around?

Part of a quote to be published:

I love finding ways to recycle items that are just laying around.

My subject said "laying" but when I wrote the quote accurately, MS Word flagged it.

Is it laying or lying?
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:36 AM   #2
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:48 AM   #3
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Wow. That's overwhelming! So...am I correct to think the quote should read "lying around" as described in this example?

Present progressive tense (for an action which is ongoing): lying. The baby is lying in her crib. We’re lying on the sand. I’m lying there exhausted, ignoring the sirens.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:07 AM   #4
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Yes.

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Old 06-19-2008, 03:11 AM   #5
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Whew! It's good to know I can at least recognize what's "correct" out of an endless array of choices!

Thanks for the speedy assistance!
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:46 AM   #6
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It's amazing how much good information is lying around waiting to be found
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