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    Default phrasal verb

    Can I use the phrase "lie on/upon" in the meaning of rely on

    E.g. in the following sentence "I have only gueses to lie upon"

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elitza11
    Can I use the phrase "lie on/upon" in the meaning of rely on

    E.g. in the following sentence "I have only guesses to lie upon"

    Thank you
    lie on and rely on are different:

    EX: I have only guesses to rely on. (OK)
    EX: I have only guesses to lie on. (Not OK; recline on the guesses)

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    Thanks a lot :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elitza
    Thanks a lot :)
    You're welcome. :D

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