Englsh Grammar

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Updated On 02 Feb, 19


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Lecture 22: The difference between ‘Lay’ and ‘Lie’

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The difference between ‘Lay’ and ‘Lie’ - - English Grammar lesson

Both, ‘lay’ and ‘lie’ are verbs. Often, people get confused and do not know how to use them correctly.

‘Lay’ is a verb that means to put someonesomething in a horizontal position.
Its three forms are, lay(present), laid(past and past participle)
Example The staff lays the table neatly.
Example We laid the kittens in the basket.
Example John was injured. We laid him down on the sofa.

‘Lie” is a verb that means to be in a horizontal position or to move oneself into a horizontal position.
Its three forms are, lie(present), lay(past) and lain(past participle).
Example I lie down in the afternoons to relax.
Example John lay down for a while.
Example The dog has lain at his master’s feet.

‘Lie’ also has another meaning. It is a verb that means the opposite of truth.
Its three forms are, lie(present), lied(past and past participle)
Example Don’t lie, always speak the truth.
Example Sarah lied about her university results.
Example They had lied to us about their trip.



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