Results 1 to 8 of 8
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Sep 2015
    • Posts: 42
    #1

    Lie fallow

    Did you lie fallow at english?

    İs that sentence correct?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,500
    #2

    Re: Lie fallow

    No. What do you want the sentence to mean?

  1. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #3

    Re: Lie fallow

    The expression is normally used for farmland. There is a meaning that applies to a person's talent. But that does not seem to apply here.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Sep 2015
    • Posts: 42
    #4

    Re: Lie fallow

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    No. What do you want the sentence to mean?
    I mean "I hope you didn't forget about English"

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #5

    Re: Lie fallow

    Then why not say that?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Sep 2015
    • Posts: 42
    #6

    Re: Lie fallow

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Then why not say that?
    Because I want to use "lie fallow" and learn to how to use it.

  3. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #7

    Re: Lie fallow

    Choose another context.

    And, by the way, you can be very successful in English without that phrase. Most people never use it.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,500
    #8

    Re: Lie fallow

    I agree with Mike.

    Click here, say hello, to read many examples of the phrase used in a variety of contexts. Most of them are agricultural, but some metaphorical usages are shown.

    Everybody should bookmark the FRAZE.IT website for future reference.

Similar Threads

  1. a lie to say about me
    By navi tasan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24-Jun-2014, 14:53
  2. Is there any difference between 'lie' and 'lie down'?
    By learning54 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19-Mar-2012, 10:00
  3. lie within
    By Anutara in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-Dec-2007, 02:46
  4. lie back and lie down?
    By Fleur de mort in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15-Sep-2007, 05:39

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •