Does an inanimate object lay or lie?

Asked by Adelyn Williamson

If you’re using the present tense, simply remember that a person or animal lies down on its own. An inanimate object, such as a wallet, phone or candy bar lays on the table. If something must be placed because it can’t place itself, then you must lay it down.

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