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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
LAY OR LIE?
Key
Lay is a regular verb (lay-laid-laid).
It's transitive (takes an object), lay something.
Lie is an irregular verb (lie-lay-lain).
It's intransitive (no object), something lies.

Lie (=tell a lie, not tell the truth) is a regular verb (lie-lied-lied).
Lay es unn verbo regular (lay-laid-laid).
Es transitivo (lleva un objeto), lay something.
Lie es un verbo irregular (lie-lay-lain).
Es intransitivo (no lleva objeto), something lies.

Lie (=decir una mentira, no decir la verdad) es un verbo regular (lie-lied-lied).
  • lay (laid, laid)
    Hens lay eggs.
    The maid was laying the table when I arrived.

  • lie (lay, lain)
    He lay in bed for hours.
    She was lying on the floor when I arrived.

  • lie (lied, lied)
    If you lie to me, I won't believe in you anymore.
    Don't lie! Tell me the truth!

 

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