Our new dog has terrible grammar. She’s absolutely fabulous in just about every other way. She’s loyal, loving, affectionate, playful, gentle, well trained…
But she does not understand the proper usage of the words “lie” and “lay.”
If you tell Layla (how ironically named!) to lie down, she stares at you blankly. Tell her to lay down and she lies right down.
Only I would actually be bothered enough to correct my dog’s grammar!
I tell her that you lay eggs and you lie down, but she just flat out doesn’t care.
Good thing she’s so good at algebra. 😉
Want to help the kids know when to say lie, lay, laid and lain? Grammar Monster has an easy page on it. Grammar Tips has a slightly more sophisticated version (complete with explanations of transitive and intransitive verbs) and this reminder: