18 February 2008

Lay v. Lie

For anyone still struggling, like me, with "lay" versus "lie" (I'll be teaching this tomorrow in a 7 a.m. class, and it could get ugly), Grammar Girl gets down to the nasty on this one and reveals something I didn't know: that lay is the past tense of lie, but lay is also the appropriate, present tense verb when a direct object is involved. I'll let her explain.

Thanks to Jenna for passing along the site.