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There's lying something out in the parking lot. I think it's a body.


Is it natural to use "lying" here or would it be much more natural to omit it?

Could I also say "something lying"?

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anonymousThere's lying something [ lying / lying out / out ] in the parking lot. I think it's a body.

You can use any of the three choices shown above, but not "There's lying something".

CJ

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anonymousIs it natural to use "lying" here or would it be much more natural to omit it?

"Lying" is good, but it cannot be where you put it. If you want to omit a word, omit "out", but it's OK with it.

anonymousCould I also say "something lying"?

You have to say "something lying".

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