Quick Answer: Where Your Priorities Lay Or Lie?

Where the opportunities lay or lie?

It can refer to either a person or thing as assuming or being in a reclining position.

The verb “lie” cannot take an object: Now he lies in bed most of the day, sulking about the lost sale.

The opportunities lay before us..

What lies ahead of you and what lies behind you?

“What lies behind us, and what lies before us are but tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

What is lying in bed?

If you LAY YOURSELF (direct object) in bed, you will be LYING in bed = If you PLACE YOURSELF in bed, you will be RECLINING in bed. Lie does not require a direct object (the thing being acted upon or the receiver of the action). Lay requires a direct object. The same rule applies to laying and lying.

Does a body lay or lie?

Lay and lie both have numerous meanings but the confusion most often arises where lay means to put down and lie means to recline. The distinction is very simple to remember, lay needs an object which is laid down but lie cannot have an object and always uses a person who lies down.

Do you say lay in bed or lie in bed?

“Lay” is a transitive verb, meaning it does take an object. So, to put it simply, if it’s something you yourself are doing, it should be “lie”, as in: “Lie down in bed.” If it’s something you are doing to someone or something else, it should be “lay”, as in: “Lay the baby in the crib.”

How do you say laid in bed?

“Lied” is correct here: it means you lay on the bed and told lies while you were lying down. Or to put it more concisely, you were lying on the bed while lying on the bed. Laid is the past tense of the verb “to lay”, meaning to put something down. Lied is the past tense of the verb “lie” meaning to tell an untruth.

What lies ahead in my future?

“what lies ahead” is a term that means “in the future.” It is primarily used for figurative things like social implications, technological advancement, or other general “future stuff” — but if you’re on a road trip, it may indeed include more literal things like mountains, rivers, swamps, cities, etc., that you will …

Is lying in bed bad for you?

Laying in bed forever may sound relaxing, but it can lead to serious health issues. Physically, most of your muscles and bones would break down in about six months to a year. You’d also be susceptible to nasty ulcers called bed sores.

Where the differences lie or lay?

What’s the difference between lay and lie? You lie down, but you lay something down. Lie does not require a direct object. Lay requires a direct object.

Where your future lies or lays?

Lay can either be used as a transitive verb (one that requires a direct object) or as the past tense of lie. If you’re speaking in the present tense in your example, then you should use lies ahead, since there is no direct object. And make sure to say “lies ahead,” as “trap” is singular, not plural.

Do you tell a dog to lay down or lie down?

Please note that it would never be correct to say, I laid down on the bed; the correct past tense form in this case would be lay. Also, don’t tell your dog, “Lay down,” or you risk teaching your pet bad grammar! The correct command is “Lie down.”