Lie and lay
Posted Aug 27, 2010 6:35 UTC (Fri) by man_ls
In reply to: Og dreams of kernels
Parent article: Og dreams of kernels
It is too easy to mistake lie (lay, lain) with lay (laid, laid). See usage note here or here. If you compare both with lie (lied, lied) it becomes a positive nightmare for foreign speakers. Luckily most of us are not exposed to lade (laded, laden), lea, lye, lien or ley in introductory courses. English spelling is calling for some 21th century normalization.
Anyway, *layed would be incorrect spelling for laid, but who am I to judge.
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