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    I get upside ways from lying on my back.

    1) I get upside ways from lying on my back.

    2) I lie down sideways on my bed because I can't plonk directly on my back.

    3) I lie down sideways on my bed because I can't lie down with my back in fully erect position.

    Please check my sentences.
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    Re: I get upside ways from lying on my back.

    You lie on your side because you can't lie on your back.

    I wouldn't use any of your sentences.

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    Re: I get upside ways from lying on my back.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    You lie on your side because you can't lie on your back.

    I wouldn't use any of your sentences.
    No, I lie on my back but while getting into my bed I can't directly lie down on my back.

    So can I say "First I need to lie on my side and roll over to lie on my back"?

    How about "sideways"? Can I say "I need to get up sideways"?

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    Re: I get upside ways from lying on my back.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    First I need to lie on my side and roll over to lie on my back.
    You've done it again! Your original sentences don't work and when pressed for an explanation you come up with one that does. Go with this one. I'm assuming this situation applies to both getting in and getting out of bed.
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    Re: I get upside ways from lying on my back.

    If you had checked your title and first sentence before posting, you'd have noticed they said 'I get upside ways' instead of 'I get up sideways'.

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    Re: I get upside ways from lying on my back.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    You've done it again! Your original sentences don't work and when pressed for an explanation you come up with one that does. Go with this one. I'm assuming this situation applies to both getting in and getting out of bed.
    I need to lie on one side and roll over to lie on my back. Can I say this? What is the difference between "on my side" and "on one side"?

    Can't we say "I get up sideways" or "lie down sideways"? But EMS used sideways in one of my threads. So, what exactly does "sideways" mean?


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    Re: I get upside ways from lying on my back.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I need to lie on one side and roll over to lie on my back. Can I say this? Yes, you can. What is the difference between "on my side" and "on one side"? There's no difference in this context.

    Can't we say "I get up sideways" or "lie down sideways"? But EMS used sideways in one of my threads. So, what exactly does "sideways" mean?
    Get up sideways and lie down sideways don't sound natural to me, but they're not wrong grammatically.
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    Re: I get upside ways from lying on my back.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    Get up sideways and lie down sideways don't sound natural to me, but they're not wrong grammatically.
    What would be the correct way to say this?

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    Re: I get upside ways from lying on my back.

    If you absolutely want to use sideways (and why not after all) I would probably use a more specific verb. Getting up and lying down are too vague, which is probably why sideways doesn't work. Try something like slide into bed sideways, for example
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    Re: I get upside ways from lying on my back.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    If you absolutely want to use sideways (and why not after all) I would you should probably use a more specific verb.
    See above.

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