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Lying or Laying?

This has always been a bit confusing for me.  Yes, even English majors get confused about words.

I know “lying” is the gerund form of “to lie,” and that’s a no brainer.  Lying simply means not telling the truth.

What I’m talking about is something like “So and so is laying down”.  Do we write “laying” or “lying”?  I know I used “laying” in the example, but I’m still not sure. 

And how is it pronounced?  Like “lie” or “lay”?

Oh, and one more thing is it, “She layed down” or “she lied down”?

If anybody can make sense of this post and help me understand how and when to use these conjugations, it would be much appreciated.

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They Miss Me

Recently, I received emails from two of my former professors at Randolph-Macon College. Saying “former” sounds weird.  I still consider them my professors.  Is the fact that I graduated ever going to hit me?

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Writing and Energy Levels

In response to Does Writing Energize or Exhaust you?

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Send My Love To Your New Lover

Send my love to your new lover, treat her better, we’ve gotta let go of all of our ghosts, we both know we ain’t kids no more.

Remember that event I told you about?  Well the event was actually a person, and you’re about to hear all about her.  Here goes nothing.

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Validation

On Wednesday, I got my first discussion post back in English.  I didn’t get full credit – I forgot to post it before midnight, and she wanted me to flush it out a bit more.  So, I told Professor Cadawallader about my blog, because that would provide the detail she was looking for.  After class, I sent her the link.  And she had this to say: