verb lay

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How do you conjugate LAY?  I never know if I should, GO LAY DOWN or GO LIE DOWN.

asked Jul 22 '11 at 16:10 Priscilla Nolan New member

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lay

past tense - laid

 

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link comment answered Jul 22 '11 at 18:21 Gabedude Contributor
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It's important to note here that 'to lie' does not require a direct object and 'to lay' does.

 

You lie on your bed, but you lay your pillow on the bed.

 

The tenses of both of these are as follows:

 

Infinitive

to lie/ to lay

 

Past simple

lay/laid

 

Past participle

lain/laid

link comment answered Jul 24 '11 at 03:19 Kimberly Expert
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Only humans lie down. Animals and other objects lay down. 

link comment answered Nov 07 '11 at 01:34 Madison Schultz New member

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