Am I Lying or Laying?


Am I Lying or Laying? As summer begins to reveal itself and temperatures climb, you may want to lay down your paperwork and lie out in the sun—wait! Is it lie or lay? When should you use which verb? Lie versus lay is one of those grammar issues many of us struggle with. The present and past tenses of each seem to overlap, so when in doubt, most people go with lay. That's not always the best choice. Growing up before anyone considered the daily use of sunscreen, my sisters and I spent our summers “laying out” in the sun. I [...]