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What is the easiest way to teach kids the rule of lie vs. lay?

For example:

Do not (lie, lay) in bed forever.

Memories tend to (lie, lay) dormant.
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 st...See More
Oct 31, 2011
Original Poster Thanks! That helps a lot! Makes it easier for me to understand as well!

Thanks again!
Nov 3, 2011


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