How do you use lay and lie correctly? First, you must know the definition of each
verb. DEFINITION OF LAY. Lay means to put something [or someone] down.
Ever been corrected – or corrected someone else – for saying "I'm going to lay
down"? In either case, your dictionary forgives you. It's true that the correct way to
We will use the following six sentences as the basis for our discussion below. In
which of these sentences are the verbs to lie and to lay used correctly?
Here's why: The past tense form of lie is lay, so it's indistinguishable from lay in
the ... In written material, we generally use down with lie when we mean to recline
Mar 12, 2012 ... So should you use lie or lay? It turns out that many English speakers are at a loss
when it comes to understanding the differences between ...
Lie is a verb which means 'to be in or put yourself into a flat position'. It is an
irregular ... We don't use lay to talk about being in a flat position. Lay must have
Oct 28, 2015 ... You've probably already mastered when to use rise over raise, or sit instead of
set. Lie and lay are no different—the words may be similar, but ...
Still sometimes even I get confused about the right way of using words in a
sentence. For example I have just written a song in which the words lie and lay
Lie vs. Lay Quiz 1 from The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation. ... Lay vs.
Lie Quiz 1. 1. For each of the following, choose the correct sentence.
The reason lay and lie are confusing is their past tenses. ... laid an average of
500 feet of sewer line a day. Layed is a misspelling and does not exist. Use laid.