1. Lay is a verb which means to place something or to put down something. The verb is always preceded by an object. The other forms of lay are its past tense: laid and its present perfect tense: have laid.
2. Lie is an irregular verb which means to recline or to put one's body in a prone position as if one is rest on a bed. The forms of this verb are: lie, lay and have lain.
3. Lie is also a regular verb which means to tell a falsehood or is a noun which is the falsehood.
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