Could you help me decide when to use the laying or lying in a sentence? Thanks.

Jill
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Hi
This is my first reply to engllishforum.I am a new user..
I am trying to give you a appropriate answer..
If you want to use Laying in any sentence then first decide that what is your sentence & what do you want to describe.
I have many meanings of Laying-Place in or bring to a perticular position.
e.g-1.She was laying the clothes on the string after washing them.
2. Lay the cloth over the painting
The past form of lay is 'laid'
e.g- He laid the blame on his mother.
If you want to set something or arrange something then use laying.
e.g- My mother is laying the table for dinner.
If you want to use Lying.
I have some examples-
1. He's lying down on his job.
Some times you use lying for dishonesty.
e.g- 1.She is lying to her husband.
2. When police cought one boy who stolen the clothes from a store then he was lying to them.
Which form of lay or laid would one use for the past perfect i.e. she had laid/lain??? her self down on the bed by the time I got there...
Thanks
Steve
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Hi,

Please see [url="http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=lay "] [/url].

Scroll down toward the bottom where it says usage notes.

If all else fails, consult a dictionary (which that link is).

MountainHiker
give me an example of a sentence with the word laying
Hi,

give me an example of a sentence with the word laying

Is there something about the example given earlier in this thread that you don't like?

Please don't forget to say 'please' when you ask people to help you.

Thank you, Clive
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Hi,

give me an example of a sentence with the word laying

Is there something about the examples given earlier in this thread that you don't like?

Please don't forget to say 'please' when you ask people to help you.

Thank you, Clive
Anonymous give me an example of a sentence with the word laying
Mother is laying the table. (She is putting dishes of food on the table, so we can have dinner soon.)

The hens are laying eggs.
These papers were lying on my desk; are they yours?

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