This week I visited Mignon Fogarty’s Grammar Girl’s website.

One blog post from the Grammar Girl’s website discussed when to correctly use lie verses lay. This is one area in grammar that I have some difficulties with.  I can never remember which one means to rest and which one means to place.

Below is a graphic from the website that show the use of lie and lay in different tenses.

Reading this article has definitely helped me.  It clearly tells you the difference between the two and how to think through which word is appropriate to use.   The comments that other people have left is also helpful. They tell ways they remember which word to use; their own anecdotes.