LS Refresher 73: Lie vs. Lay

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GrammarBook gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use “lie” and “lay”.

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Lie and Lay Chart
Source: Grammar Book

A. Example of to recline in present tense: I lie down for a nap at two o’clock every day.

  • (in past tense): I lay down yesterday for a nap.
  • (with a participle): I have lain down every day this week.

B. Example of to put or place something in present tense: I lay the book down.

  • (in past tense): I laid the book down.
  • (with a participle): I have laid the book down.

C. Example of to tell a falsehood in present tense: I am tempted to lie about my weight.

  • (in past tense): I lied about my weight when I renewed my driver’s license.
  • (with a participle): I have lied about my weight each time I have renewed my driver’s license.

Source: GrammarBook

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