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Offline Alan McDougall

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« Reply #25 on: 15/09/2008 07:13:51 »
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I now you like to throw names around in your posts, so what do you suppose stephen hawkins replied when aske "What is your I.Q.?"...It was

Who is throwing around names and to whom is that comment directed?

Do you think "MOST PEOPLE LIE" I dont!

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« Reply #26 on: 15/09/2008 10:16:32 »
I think many people fall into temptation, given that a proper IQ measurement gives a range, to report the top of that range. Of course I'm perfectly sure that dead people don't lie about their IQs; they may lie in state or in their grave, but that's another matter.
 

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« Reply #27 on: 15/09/2008 14:48:01 »

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I think many people fall into temptation, given that a proper IQ measurement gives a range, to report the top of that range. Of course I'm perfectly sure that dead people don't lie about their IQs; they may "lie in state" or in their grave, but that's another matter

Should Lie in state not be "Lay in state"
 

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« Reply #28 on: 15/09/2008 17:43:31 »
No. "they may have lain in state" would be another possibility but "they may have lay in state" is wrong.
 

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« Reply #29 on: 15/09/2008 18:44:22 »
Semantics

There is nothing wrong with lay in state

Lay=put down =leave=put down=position=rest=set=place=arrange, must I continue? 

There is no such word as “lain”
 

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« Reply #30 on: 02/10/2008 19:19:11 »
My IQ is 1700. I am a new form in human evolution. "Homosuperior"
 

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« Reply #31 on: 02/10/2008 23:58:24 »
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There is no such word as “lain”
Oh dear. Didn't you learn your conjugations when at School?
"Lain" is the correct word. "Lay" is in common useage for a past participle but is not strictly correct.
~The language is going downhill but there is no need to give it any more pushes than necessary.
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« Reply #32 on: 03/10/2008 01:09:01 »
Then it is a long time since I got lain
 

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