Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Correcting the Corrector

In his latest round-up of mistakes in his own paper, the Grammar Führer at the NYT says:

HAMPTON, N.H. — For much of this year, Mitt Romney has laid low …

The expression is “to lie low,” so the perfect tense should be “has lain low.”

Given who we're talking about, the perfect way to put it would be “has lied.”

1 comment:

Jack said...

"... is lying, will lie ..."