Published on July 1, 2014
LAY LAY - LAID - LAID -LAYING (vt.) Put on a surface; put in a certain position, in the proper place for a purpose. LIE LIE - LAY - LAIN - LYING (vi.) To be in a horizontal position LIE LIE - LIED - LIED - LYING To tell an untruth Who will lay the carpet? He laid his hand on my shoulder. Hens lay eggs. She has laid the table. (set) Lay it on the table. This workman is able to lay bricks very quickly. Don’t lie in bed all morning. He lay on the grass enjoying the sunshine. How long has your bicycle been lying out on the wet grass? He lied to me. He lied himself out of trouble. It can be replaced by “ put ” as a test It can be replaced by “ be/stay ” as a test.