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    Re: Lie vs. Lay
    Teacher on the Verge


    On 10/28/11, Mrs. Donnovan wrote:
    > What is the easiest way to teach kids the rule of lie vs.
    lay?

    Stand in front of a desk with a book in your hand and say the
    following:

    "Lay means to place an object onto another surface". I will
    lay this book on the desk." (Lay the book on the desk to
    demonstrate.)

    Now, call on a student and ask the following" ___________,
    (insert name), did you lie in your bed last night?"

    Then say, "lie means to stretch out in a resting position, as
    when going to bed."

    Ask for another meaning of lie, as to tell a lie (story, fib,
    etc.)

    Hope this helps!

    Teacher on the Verge