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Internet Spelling Guide, Part 5
Lay vs. Lie

Lay vs. Lie

This one's easy. In most cases:

Lay requires an object

You always lay something (or someone, if that makes it easier for you to remember.)

You don't
lay down on the bed
but you do
lay your head down on the pillow.

You do
lie down on the bed
but you don't
lie your head down on the pillow.

(You can also lie about the object of the word lay but that use is a whole other story.)

Loose vs. Lose | Separate vs. Seperate | There vs. They're vs. Their vs. Thier | It's vs. Its | Lay vs. Lie


photographs:
projects:
NEW: Simple Truths (and Complex Lies)

The Built World
Semblance Portrait Project
Back to Square One
Changing Chicago
Chicago's Reliance Building
US
Along the Mississippi River
The Work of Antoni Gaudí

places:
Beecher, Illinois
Iceland 2017
Cuba 2015
Providence, Rhode Island
Greece 2013
Eastern Europe 2013
Israel 2010
Puebla, Mexico 2009
Puerto Rico 2009
Barcelona 2007


archive:
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