Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Every Misuse of "Lay" and "Lie" on Madmen

Ironic Sans: Mad Men Don't Lie

Via GrammarGirl on Twitter.

4 comments:

  1. All the trouble started with the prayer,"Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep."
    Or maybe it is lay in that case?

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  2. It's correct in that case.

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  3. This has plagued me forever...and I have a degree in English and was a technical writer for years. Every time I think I finally have it straight, I make another lay/lie mistake. Perhaps it's a good thing I never wrote a romance novel, since a lot of laying and lying goes on in those books!

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  4. I'm dyslexic when it comes to lay and lie. Like, Deb, I've had this problem all of my life. My solution is to avoid the words lay and lie whenever possible.

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