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7 Dec 2014 — Laying down

 

How would you improve this sentence?

Protestors in the street

Protestors were laying down in the street outside the police station. 

 

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Protestors laid down in the street outside the police station.

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Protestors lay down in the street outside the police station.

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Protestors were lying down in the street outside the police station.

 

transitive verb—takes an object He raised his hand.

intransitive verb—does not take an object; He rises at 6:00 a.m..

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