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    Herein lies the

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    Herein lays the

    Seems like lies would be correct, but unfortunately Mr. Microsoft Office keeps calling it a grammatcial error and suggests lays as an alternative.

    Diolch yn fawr.
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    "In here lies a book".

    Following that, I would say that it would be the same should the sentence start with "Herein".

    /semi-educated guess
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    (Original post by Drunk Punx)
    "In here lies a book".

    Following that, I would say that it would be the same should the sentence start with "Herein".

    /semi-educated guess
    Sentance doesn't start with herein.
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    (Original post by StephenP91)
    Sentance doesn't start with herein.
    ...then what does it start with? :holmes:
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    Herein lies/lays the what? Depending on what you want to say both are conceivable (as is any other verb). However, I think you mean lies in this instance (since lays is a transitive verb :idea:).
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    (Original post by Drunk Punx)
    ...then what does it start with? :holmes:
    With.
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    (Original post by StephenP91)
    Sentance doesn't start with herein.
    (Original post by Drunk Punx)
    ...then what does it start with? :holmes:
    You're taking advice from someone who spells "sentence" wrong? :p:
    Maybe "lays" is the American way of saying it?
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    (Original post by jismith1989)
    Herein lies/lays the what? Depending on what you want to say both are conceivable (as is any other verb). However, I think you mean lies in this instance.
    the beauty.
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    I think it's herein lies the...
    but herein lay the... for past tense.
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    (Original post by bex285)
    You're taking advice from someone who spells "sentence" wrong? :p:
    Maybe "lays" is the American way of saying it?
    I am the one asking for advice. I spelt sentence incorrectly. I do not understand what you are getting at.
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    (Original post by StephenP91)
    With.
    "With lies the beauty" makes no sense.
    What's the full sentence?

    This is so confusing.

    (Original post by bex285)
    You're taking advice from someone who spells "sentence" wrong? :p:
    Maybe "lays" is the American way of saying it?
    Touché :teehee:
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    (Original post by watchthis)
    I think it's herein lies the...
    but herein lay the... for past tense.
    Correct. People mix these two verbs up.

    Present: lie. Past: lay. Past participle: lain/laid.
    Present: lay. Past: laid. Past participle: laid.

    The former is used when someone lies down, the latter when someone lays the table. And then there's the other verb for when someone tells an untruth (i.e. present=lie, past=lied, past participle=lied).
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    (Original post by StephenP91)
    I am the one asking for advice. I spelt sentence incorrectly. I do not understand what you are getting at.
    What the **** are you writing?

    "Herein lies the beauty" would make sense in terms of the verb, if not necessarily being the most idiomatic of English.
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    (Original post by StephenP91)
    I am the one asking for advice. I spelt sentence incorrectly. I do not understand what you are getting at.
    Oops, thought that was someone other than OP :p:
 
 
 
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