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    please help me with my sentence!

    Hi,

    would you correct the sentence below if there is a better way to write this sentence:

    Many people got lay off and are out of work because of the decreasing of our economy.

    thank you very much.

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    Re: please help me with my sentence!

    Hey, this looks like homework! Is this cheating?
    Just kidding :)
    I would use the past tense version of "lay" and switch "got" for "were".

    Many people were laid off and are out of work because of the decreasing of our economy.

    I opted for the past tense because the sentence explains something that already has happened. They are "out of work", not "will be out of work".

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    Re: please help me with my sentence!

    Many people were laid off and are out of work because of the downturn in our economy.

    Many people were laid off and are out of work because of the depressed economy.

    Many people were laid off and are out of work because of the economic recession.

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