Letters: Sep. 5, 1927

Epstein Again

Sirs: Why not let Subscriber Epstein (TIME, Aug. 15) in addition to curbing his use of the term "sap" also refresh his memory regarding peculiarities of the verbs "lie" and "lay", should he again care to express an opinion publicly? transitive; "Lay," it has long been thought, requires a direct object. "Lie" is the intransitive verb meaning the act of reclining.

E. DUNHAM Minneapolis, Minn.

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