[Grammar] spread the cards

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Will17

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Hello,

Which is best, please:

-Please, lay the cards on the table,

-Please, display the cards on the table,

-Please, spread the cards on the table,

Thanks a lot for your help,

Will
 

bhaisahab

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Hello,

Which is best, please:

-Please, lay the cards on the table.

-Please, display the cards on the table.

-Please, spread the cards on the table.

Thanks a lot for your help.

Will

They are all possible. It might depend on context.
 
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SoothingDave

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"Lay your cards on the table" has both a literal and figurative meaning.
 
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