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    what are the differences between lie and lay?


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    Quote Originally Posted by kahhong
    what are the differences between lie and lay?
    'Lie' has three different meanings, first of all.

    a. to tell a lie: lie-lied-lied

    b. to be in or assume a horizontal or resting postion on a supporting surface:
    lie-lay-lain
    -I lay down because I was sick. I had to lie down.
    c. to put (something) down on a place or to produce ( an egg) from inside the body. : lay-laid-laid

    -I laid it on the desk.
    -The hens lay only one egg.

    I hope this helps you!

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    Thank,


    But im still confused by these 2


    1. to be in or assume a horizontal or resting postion on a supporting surface:
    lie-lay-lain


    2. to put (something) down on a place: lay-laid-laid


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    K hope this helps

    (Base) lay (past) laid (past participle) laid = as to put down
    ie
    I will lay the table for you
    The table is laid come and have dinner
    They laid her body to rest

    (Base) lie (past) lay (past participle) lain = posistion
    ie:
    I want to lie down,
    I lay down and went to sleep,
    I have lain down so I will not get up until morning

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