The action word is lay. It takes a direct object. Laid is the form for its past tense and its past participle. Its present participle is laying. Lie indicates a state of reclining along a horizontal plane. It does not take a direct object. Its past tense is lay. Its past participle is lain. Its present participle is lying.
When lie means to make an untrue statement, the verb forms are lie, lied, lying.
- Present tense
I will lay the book on the table. He lies on the beach all day.
- Past tense
I laid the book on the table. He lay on the beach all day.
- Present participle
I am laying the book on the table. He is lying on the beach.
Capitalize the principal words, including prepositions and conjunctions of four or more letters. Capitalize an article —the, a, an—or words of fewer than four letters if it is the first or last word in a title. Use in quotation marks for their formal titles: The Swope Lecture titled “Women in Islam” was held in Schneebeck Concert Hall.
See fewer, less.
See lay, lie.
Use "like" as a preposition to compare nouns and pronouns. It requires an object: Jim blocks like a pro. The conjunction as is the correct word to introduce clauses: Jim blocks the linebacker as he should.
See figuratively, literally.
The name of Puget Sound's official ID card.
login (n.), log in (v.), logon (n.), log on (v.), log off (v.)
Also, see computer terminology.