"elle restait allongée à rêvasser pendant des heures" - why is 'rester' involved when she is just "lying daydreaming"?

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"elle restait allongée à rêvasser pendant des heures" - why is 'rester' involved when she is just "lying daydreaming"?

Asked 9 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

elle restait allongée... -- she would remain lying...

Elle restait allongée à rêvasser pendant des heures -- (lit.) she would remain lying to daydream for hours. = She would just spend hours lying and daydreaming.

"elle restait allongée à rêvasser pendant des heures" - why is 'rester' involved when she is just "lying daydreaming"?

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