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    #1

    Cool spread the cards

    Hello,

    Which is best, please:

    -Please, lay the cards on the table,

    -Please, display the cards on the table,

    -Please, spread the cards on the table,

    Thanks a lot for your help,

    Will

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    #2

    Re: spread the cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello,

    Which is best, please:

    -Please, lay the cards on the table.

    -Please, display the cards on the table.

    -Please, spread the cards on the table.

    Thanks a lot for your help.

    Will
    They are all possible. It might depend on context.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 21-Feb-2013 at 23:01. Reason: Changing the commas to full stops.

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    #3

    Re: spread the cards

    "Lay your cards on the table" has both a literal and figurative meaning.

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