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    valemichigan is offline Newbie
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    HE TOLD THE DOG TO LAY DOWN

    I was going through the pools that has been taken and I found this one for which I have a huge doubt..
    I think it is a correct sentence but most of the people think this is not correct English..Who is right?
    P.S: could you please tell me if you find grammar mistakes in this post?

    thank you

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    It is a commonly spoken error. The correct form is "He told the dog to lie down".

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    Ok, got it! Thank you!

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    Angelka is correct. One could say:

    "He told the dog to lay down his bone", but that would have a different meaning.

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    Default Re: He Told The Dog To Lay Down

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It is a commonly spoken error. The correct form is "He told the dog to lie down".
    Or provide an object for the transitive 'lay': "He told the dog to lay down the bone."

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