By Brian Klems
Q: In the battle of lay vs. lie, when do you use each and can you provide examples? —Annemarie V.
Don’t forget about “lain,” my friend! All these verbs have two things in common: They begin with the letter “L” and confuse the bejeezus out of many people. But here’s a simple breakdown that will hopefully help you decipher when to use each one and when to use their past-tense equivalents (I’ve also included a handy chart at the end to help, but we’ll get to that later).
The difference between Lay vs. Lie vs. Laid (Plus a handy chart). See More . . .