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by Cynthia Moore
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: lie or lay
Replies: 6
Views: 8185

Re: lie or lay

Well, Erik, I guess I am too dense to get a clear answer from that video, charming as it was.

My guess is that what I want is the past tense of "lie", which would be "lay", right? That would make my second option the correct one:
His sympathies lay with the South.
Correct?
by Cynthia Moore
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: lie or lay
Replies: 6
Views: 8185

lie or lay

Is this sentence correct?
His sympathies laid with the South.
Or should it be:
His sympathies lay with the South.
These are both to be past tense.