The English verb 'lay' is pronounced as [leɪ].
Related to: irregular verbs.
3 forms of verb lay: Infinitive (lay), Past Simple - (laid), Past Participle - (laid).
Here are the past tense forms of the verb lay
👉 Forms of verb lay in future and past simple and past participle.
❓ What is the past tense of lay.
Lay: Past, Present, and Participle Forms
|Base Form||Past Simple||Past Participle|
What are the 2nd and 3rd forms of the verb lay?
🎓 What are the past simple, future simple, present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect forms of the base form (infinitive) 'lay'?
Learn the three forms of the English verb 'lay'
- the first form (V1) is 'lay' used in present simple and future simple tenses.
- the second form (V2) is 'laid' used in past simple tense.
- the third form (V3) is 'laid' used in present perfect and past perfect tenses.
What are the past tense and past participle of lay?
The past tense and past participle of lay are: lay in past simple is laid, and past participle is laid.
What is the past tense of lay?
The past tense of the verb "lay" is "laid", and the past participle is "laid".
Past simple — lay in past simple laid
Future simple — lay in future simple is lay (will + V1).
Present Perfect — lay in present perfect tense is laid (have/has + V3).
Past Perfect — lay in past perfect tense is laid (had + V3).
lay regular or irregular verb?
👉 Is 'lay' a regular or irregular verb? The verb 'lay' is irregular verb.
Examples of Verb lay in Sentences
- Lay them on the screen there (Present Simple)
- My uncle laid bricks for a living (Past Simple)
- This has laid a good foundation for the development of the region (Present Perfect)
- Lay your bag there and come with me (Present Simple)
- Lay a pie on the plate and let it cool off (Present Simple)
- My chickens don't lay eggs because my neighbor jinxed them (Present Simple)
- Rebels had laid down guns and was waiting for new proposals (Past Perfect)
- You better lay our baby on the bed and calm down (Present Simple)
- Workers will lay the carpet next Saturday (Future Simple)
- I will be laying lawn this weekend, so you can come and help me (Future Continuous)