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Πέμπτη, 12 Μαρτίου 2015

Confusing Words in English LAY DOWN / LIE DOWN

Confusing Words in English

LAY DOWN / LIE DOWN


Lay down has several different meanings.
a) If you lay something down it can mean you officially establish a rule, or officially state the way in which something should be done.

For example: "Please follow the rules laid down by the administrator."

b) If you lay down your weapons it means you stop fighting.
For example: "They laid down their guns and surrendered."

c) If you lay wine down it means you are storing it in order to drink it in the future.
For example: "I laid down this bottle in 1998, it should be perfect for drinking now. "

Lie down means to move into a position in which your body is flat, usually in order to sleep or rest.
For example: "If you are tired lie down and have a rest."

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