Do you know the difference between “lay” and “lie”? Gerald Grow sums it up in a five steps along with practice tests that give you an immediate response so you know if you’ve gotten the question right or not. Check out the lessons and exercises here. I swear they’re the best I’ve found. Here’s a brief summary of the five steps.
-Step 1: Because “lay” is a regular verb and “lie” is an irregular verb, Grow briefly reviews regular and irregular verbs.
-Step 2: Grow explains that “lay” takes an object and “lie” doesn’t.
-Step 3: He shows how “lay” is commonly misused in the place of “lie”.
-Step 4: “Lay” has two meanings. Grow examines the differences.
-Step 5: Everything is put together with samples and a final test to see how well you’ve absorbed the material.
Have you had a difficult time determining when to use “lay” or “lie”? What other words mess with your mind?