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    #1

    Lay down

    Hi there!

    Is there a difference in meaning between these 2 sentences?

    I'll lay down.
    I'll lay me down.

    Cheers,
    Tito

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    Re: Lay down

    "I'll lay down" is incorrect. "I'll lay me down" is grammatical but not very natural in most contexts.

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    #3

    Re: Lay down

    Hello.
    That reminds me of the song called 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'.
    http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/simon+a..._20124580.html

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    Re: Lay down

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello.
    That reminds me of the song called 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'.
    http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/simon+a..._20124580.html

    You were close, Tz. It is a song, but by Radiohead. It's called 'I will'. Short, but nice sad melody.

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    #5

    Re: Lay down

    Simon & Garfunkle predate Radiohead by quite a bit. tzfujimino had it right.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #6

    Re: Lay down

    The first should be "I'll lie down" because the verb "lie" in that use is intransitive. The verb "lay" is transitive, so your second is correct.

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    #7

    Re: Lay down

    Lay is a transitive verb. It takes a direct object.
    http://www.chompchomp.com/handouts/irregularrules02.pdf

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