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lay through?

Postby pdh0224 » Thu Sep 30, 2004 9:30 pm

Dear teacher,

Some might expect Eden Espinosa to play down that her road to Broadway lay through Los Angeles theme parks.


Q : What is the function and meaning of "lay" in the sentence?


All the best, :)

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Re: lay through?

Postby Alan » Fri Oct 01, 2004 4:30 am

pdh0224 wrote:Dear teacher,

Some might expect Eden Espinosa to play down that her road to Broadway lay through Los Angeles theme parks.


Q : What is the function and meaning of "lay" in the sentence?


All the best, :)


It is the main verb of the subordinate clause 'that her road...Broadway' and is the past tense of 'lie'.


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