I blew an deflated balloon laid/laying on the street

  • Here's something that might help: lying is intransitive, like "I am lying in the street." laying is transitive, like "I am laying the balloon in the street."
    – stangdon
    May 22, 2017 at 20:40

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I think it'd be "lying", if you just came across a balloon in the street and didn't know how it got there. It could also be "the balloon someone laid in the street", if you watched somebody put it there. But I'd go with "lying".

The rest of your sentence doesn't make any sense. Did you blow up the balloon? If so, it wasn't just lying in the street anymore. Did you blow it away? Also, you'd need to use the article a instead of an, because the next word starts with a consonant.

Try: "I blew up the deflated balloon I found lying in the street."

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    What if i write i blew up the deflated balloon lying on the street. What would that mean?
    – user55625
    May 22, 2017 at 19:05
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    @user236989 "blow up" is a synonym for "inflate". So, it would mean you found a deflated balloon in the street and you inflated it. May 22, 2017 at 19:06

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