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Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lies a sense of [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2004, 22:52
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Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lies a sense of family: the shared genetic inheritance, or accident, that enables musicians to make music.
(A) Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lies a sense of family
(B) Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lays a sense of family
(C) A sense of family lies inside of the boundaries of artistic rivalry
(D) A family sense lies within artistic rivalry’s boundaries
(E) Within artistic rivalry’s boundaries lays a family sense

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Re: SC 4 ( lie vs lay) [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2004, 23:00
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Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lies a sense of family: the shared genetic inheritance, or accident, that enables musicians to make music.
(A) Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lies a sense of family
(B) Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lays a sense of family
(C) A sense of family lies inside of the boundaries of artistic rivalry
(D) A family sense lies within artistic rivalry’s boundaries
(E) Within artistic rivalry’s boundaries lays a family sense

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Re: SC 4 ( lie vs lay) [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2004, 05:34
I think that A is the answer. 'Lay' is ruled out and so are B & E. C is too wordy. D does not mingle with the rest of the sentence.

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Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lies a sense of family: the shared genetic inheritance, or accident, that enables musicians to make music.
(A) Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lies a sense of family
(B) Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lays a sense of family
(C) A sense of family lies inside of the boundaries of artistic rivalry
(D) A family sense lies within artistic rivalry’s boundaries
(E) Within artistic rivalry’s boundaries lays a family sense

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Re: SC 4 ( lie vs lay) [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2004, 20:28
crackgmat750 wrote:
Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lies a sense of family: the shared genetic inheritance, or accident, that enables musicians to make music.
(A) Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lies a sense of family
(B) Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lays a sense of family
(C) A sense of family lies inside of the boundaries of artistic rivalry
(D) A family sense lies within artistic rivalry’s boundaries
(E) Within artistic rivalry’s boundaries lays a family sense

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A it is.

Lay means "to place something down." It is something you do to something else. It is a transitive verb.
eg:Lay the book on the table. (It is being done to something else.)

Lie means "to recline" or "be placed." It does not act on anything or anyone else. It is an intransitive verb.
eg: Lie down on the couch. (It is not being done to anything else.)

---my english teacher used to say that you can only LAY eggs, but you LIE what you lie :-D He always insisted on using Lie over Lay.
Re: SC 4 ( lie vs lay)   [#permalink] 23 Jun 2004, 20:28
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