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If morning lay over..., then the verb is 'lie'.  'Lay' is the past tense of 'lie'.
'Lay', whose past tense is 'laid', is a transitive verb and needs an object such as 'egg'.

Charlie

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From: "Daniel Bowman" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 10:10:01 PM
Subject: Re: A question

It definitely lays.  "The morning lay over the peaceful river."


2014-03-28 22:08 GMT-04:00 Sylvia Sotomayor <[log in to unmask]>:

> Or maybe this is more of an informal poll:
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> Does a morning stand, sit, or lay/lie?
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> -S
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> Sylvia Sotomayor
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> The sooner I fall behind the more time I have to catch up.
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