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He laid on his back.

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Sentence #513540

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He laid on his back.

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bul
Той легна по гръб.
cmn
他仰躺。
他仰躺。
epo
Li kuŝis sur la dorso.
fra
Il était étendu sur le dos.
hun
Hanyatt feküdt.
isl
Hann lagðist á bakið.
jpn
彼は仰向けになった。
mkd
Легна на грб.
nld
Hij lag op zijn rug.
pol
Położył się na plecach.
por
Ele se deitou de costas.
swe
Han låg på rygg.
tur
O sırt üstü uzandı.
dan
Han lå på ryggen.
deu
Er legte sich auf den Rücken.
deu
Er lag auf dem Rücken.
eng
He was lying on his back.
eng
He lay face up.
eng
He lay on his back.
eng
He lay down on his back.
epo
Li kuŝiĝis sur la dorso.
fin
Hän makasi selällään.
fra
Il s'est couché sur le dos.
fra
Il était étendu le visage visible.
heb
הוא נשכב על הגב.
heb
הוא נשכב פרקדן.
jpn
彼は仰向けに寝転んだ。
jpn
彼は仰向けに寝ていた。
nld
Hij ging op zijn rug liggen.
nld
Hij lag op de rug.
rus
Он лежал на спине.
spa
Estaba acostado boca arriba.
spa
Él estaba tirado de espaldas.

Comments

odexed 2016-04-09 06:06, edited 2016-04-09 06:11 link permalink

I have a question.
I know that 'laid' is the past tense of 'lay' which generally means 'to put something down' like 'Birds lay eggs'.
That's why I thought it would be more logical to use 'lay' (the past tense of lie)
But maybe it's like He laid (himself) on his back or He was laid on his back?

Objectivesea 2016-04-09 08:08, edited 2016-04-09 08:25 link permalink

This is incorrect grammatically but commonly heard in casual spoken English.

Odexed is correct, however. Using "laid" in this particular sentence grates on my prescriptive grammarian brain, since I expect an object of the verb and don't encounter it here.

Strictly speaking, this sentence should read: "He lay on his back." (See Sentence #295394).
It would also be correct to write, for example, "He laid a hot-water bottle on his aching back."

odexed 2016-04-09 08:14 link permalink

Thanks for clarifying that.