63 – Lay vs Lie – Confusing English Words Lesson

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63 - Lay vs Lie - Confusing English Words Lesson

Happy likes to lie in bed!

Lay & lie are two English verbs that are confusing for a lot of people, including most native English speakers! For today’s English lesson I’m going to show you the difference between these two words and give you some examples how you can use them in your English writing and conversation.

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  1. Hi Michael,
    These are the two sentences for lay and lie:
    After lifting my child up and playing with her, I laid her down.
    I like to lie down and read a novel.
    bye from Amali.

  2. Hi Michael,

    1. I lay down on my bed.
    2. I lay my hat on my bed.
    3. I am lying down on my bed.
    4. I am laying my hat on my bed.

    Can you tell which is which? Very confusing…

    1. HI Ryo,
      About your sentences
      1. I lay down on my bed. (Lie in the past tense)
      2. I lay my hat on my bed. (Lay in the present tense)
      3. I am lying down on my bed. (Lie in the present continuous tense)
      4. I am laying my hat on my bed. (Lay in the present continuous tense)


  3. Hi Micheal , Can you explain ” What are differences between ” LEARN and ” STUDY” in the next lesson! Thanks a lot !

  4. 1-I laid the newspaper on the table.
    2-I’m exhausted because I have been working all day, so I’m going to lie down.

  5. Perhaps a simple difference regarding the basic form of the two verbs (lay and lie) is to remember the phrase ‘let sleeping dogs lie’. 🙂

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