Posted by Bruyere Andree on Friday, 14 February, 2020 06:48:49
According to Google NGrams, "lying in bed" is much more common. "To lay" is a transitive verb. It can be reflexive - "I lay myself", "I am laying myself", "I was laying myself" - but it requires an object noun. "To lie" by contrast is intransitive. It is an indicator of state, not action.
lie, lay, lain, lying The irregular, intransitive lie means "to be in, or to take, a horizontal/resting position". This is what we do on a bed, for example. We lie on our bed when we sleep.
The verb 'laying' means 'putting something somewhere'. The verb 'lying' means 'telling falsehoods' or 'resting' or 'reclining'. The woman is laying the plate on the table. The girl is lying (not telling the truth) to the teacher. The woman is lying on the bed.
Lying and Laying. • He is lying on the bed and why don't you lay it on the bed? The past tense and past participle of lay is laid. • They laid the groundwork. • She had laid careful plans. The past tense of lie is lay and the past participle is lain. • He lay on the floor. • She had lain on the bed for hours.
Lying on bed all day also causes stress and depression, and some other psychological and cardiovascular ailments. Almost everyone likes the idea of lying in bed, lazing around until it becomes it absolutely necessary to leave it and get up.
Difference Between Laying and Lying. The past tense of lay is laid. Laying is an act that reflects the fact that an object was laid or put to rest or in place by someone. Always use laying whenever there is an act of putting down someone or something. So it is always laying the carpet, laying down the mobile on the bed,