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    Cool Stands or lies?

    Hello amigos!

    On the site Jesus was buried, stands/lies a magnificent cathedral now.

    Which one fits better in this sentence?

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    Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by sambistapt View Post
    Hello amigos!

    On the site Jesus was buried, stands/lies a magnificent cathedral now.

    Which one fits better in this sentence?

    Thanks,

    Sam
    Stands

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    Default Re: Stands or lies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    Stands
    I, too, would go for "stands".

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    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    I, too, would go for "stands".
    Definitely 'stands'.

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    Default Re: Stands or lies?

    Think of "lies" as something that is more horizontal than vertical.

    Buildngs that are still standing would use "stands" but the ruins of a former building would "lie."

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