I know. Scary, right? Your professional creditably left to Word?
I hope this helps you--and forces this dang rule to stick in my brain.
A transitive verb (meaning it is always followed by a noun or a pronoun that receives the action of the verb).
It means to put or place.
Forms: lay, laying, laid, (have) laid
An intransitive verb that does not have an object.
It means to incline.
Forms: lie, lying, lay, (have) lain
Did you spot that? Lay appears as a form for both words! No wonder so many of us are confused! It's a conspiracy, I tell ya!
And look what's coming out this weekend.
Anybody planning to go to the opening?
Hubby and I'll have to go next Monday.