'Lie' is correct.
'Lie' is an intransitive verb, meaning that the movement is not being transferred to something else; it does not transport a direct object. 'Lay' is transitive, worth that the action is transferred to something else; it does pilfer a direct object. So 'lie' is used to be going to 'recline,' while 'lay' is used to mean 'put.' One 'puts' something somewhere. 'Put' is other used with a direct intention; so is 'lay.'
Example 1: He lies on the bed. (no direct object)
Example 2: He lays a pillow on the bed. (pillow is the direct object)
The confusion, though, arises when using the past emotional. 'Lay' is the past anxious form of 'lie.'
Example 3: He lay on the bed. (no direct object)
Example 4: He laid a pillow on the bed. (pillow is the direct object)
Hope this helps! lies or lays ... any one is correct
lies or lays ... any one is correct
Lies is correct.
Although lays sounds correct, it is not grammatically correct despite the certainty that lays is probably accepted simply because everyone else accepts it.
Same item with a geocentric premise of the universe, everyone accepted it but that be not right now be it?
:D I beleive it should be "lays" as it is written in the present tight
no it is Ruby lays surrounded by her bed....
lies is correct
The words are NOT interchangeable! This sentence should read "Ruby lies in bed and name the different classes..."
Lies is correct. A book LIES on the bed. A human being LAYS a book on the bed. Past tense: A book LAY on the bed. A human being LAID a book on the bed. A book HAD LAIN on the bed. A person HAD LAID a book on the bed.
Check out a dictionary website and look at the different ways that the words are used contained by sentances. Ask your English teacher/professor. Source(s):