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    DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "TO Lay" and "TO Lie"

    please, can you explain me the differences between "TO Lay" and "TO Lie"??
    when do you use each one?
    thanks

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    Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "TO Lay" and "TO Lie"

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    please, can you explain me the differences between "TO Lay" and "TO Lie"??
    when do you use each one?
    thanks
    LIE - LAY - LAIN - LYING = irreg. verb[intransitive verb] to recline

    LIE [ to] -LIED - LIED - LYING- reg. vb. = not to tell the truth

    LAY - LAID - LAID - LAYING -trans. verb [irreg. vb.] to put ; to place

    e.g.

    I`ve lain in bed for several hours.

    I don`t like him because he is always lying to me, or
    He lied to her yesterday, when he said he hadn`t come to the party.

    I laid the books on the shelf two days ago.

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    Learn the Differece Between "Lay" and "Lie"
    Grammar Girl :: Lay Versus Lie
    Lie and Lay
    Last edited by Teia; 21-Sep-2007 at 16:54.

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