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laying vs. lying #1 (permalink) Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:53 am   laying vs. lying
 

English Error, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #8 "A Change of Heart", question 4

You're laying -- I don't agree with you in fact it's completely untrue.

(a) You're laying
(b) don't agree
(c) completely untrue

English Error, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #8 "A Change of Heart", answer 4

You're lying -- I don't agree with you in fact it's completely untrue.

Correct entry: You're lying
The error was: (a) You're laying

You have not found the error.
You're laying -- I don't agree with you in fact it's complete untrue.
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Dear teacers,
I can use "complete untrue"?
Thanks.

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laying vs. lying #2 (permalink) Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:03 am   laying vs. lying
 

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No, 'untrue' is an adjective, so it must be modified by an adverb form: 'completely untrue'.
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