English grammar questions, answered by Alan
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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?
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It is the main verb of the subordinate clause 'that her road...Broadway' and is the past tense of 'lie'.