"So the roof annat is up on our house annat, so we're just waiting for the next step... aaaaannat."
I wanted to go all Dude Where's My Car on her - "NO AND THAT!"
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23-06-2012 07:40 #421
23-06-2012 07:46 #422
I noticed on the first day of Big W's toy spectacular that their website stated "No deposit online layby is back and better then ever".
Good to see someone noticed and fixed it yesterday lol
23-06-2012 09:04 #423
Someone explain been and being to me!
Also is it I laid down, I lied down?
Don't I feel dumb...
23-06-2012 09:15 #424Senior Member
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Been is the past tense, and being is the present tense.
So, you have BEEN to the shops. (It has already happened).
DD is BEING good. (She is doing it now/ currently/ as an ongoing thing).
And, for the 2nd question, neither.
LAY - requires an object. E.g., you lay your book down on the table.
LIE - doesn't - so you can lie down on the bed.
If you're referring to a person then the only time you would say 'lay' down is EITHER if you were physically making the person lie down. E.g., "I lay DD down in her crib." OR if you were talking in the past tense. ("I lay down" - as in you did it a while ago).
So (hope you're still with me) - you would only use "I laid down" if referring to having already caused another person to lie down. E.g., "I laid DD down in her crib" (I did this a while ago), OR if talking about putting an object down "I laid the book on the table."
If you're talking about a person voluntarily lying down, in the past tense, then you would say "lain" - e.g., "She has lain in bed for ages."
I probably made that sound a bit more complicated than it is! The quick answer is "I lay down" is the correct version.
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23-06-2012 12:02 #426
But I'm not wrong!
And a big show-off!
And now I'm starting sentences with "and" and "but"!
23-06-2012 12:13 #427
23-06-2012 16:09 #428
26-06-2012 09:19 #429
Seen on Facebook: probably spelt 'proberly'.
26-06-2012 10:06 #430
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