Friday, April 25, 2008

Come Back, Contractions!

The contractions I was having stopped as soon as I laid down in bed (that doesn't look right...I never did figure out all those rules about "lay" vs. "lie"). As soon as I lay down in bed? Anyone? How am I ever going to homeschool my children? :-)

Anyhow, I'm doing lots of laundry today, so Baby, you can come out now.


a suburban housewife said...

Okay, you asked for it!! Prescriptive grammar would dictate that you write...."when I lay down on my bed." "Lie" means "to recline." The principle parts are lie, lay, (have) lain. The verb "lay" means "to put or place" and is a transitive verb (it has an object). The principle parts are lay, laid, (have) laid. The confusing thing is that "lay" shows up in both principle parts, but it is two different verbs. Does that make sense?

I'm not really a grammar snob...I just teach this every day! Looking forward to hearing about the arrival of your precious one!

Melissa said...

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