Is it lay or lie?

🛑 Stop the press.

At some point I shared my advice on the lie/lay confusable.

I thought I did a fairly decent job explaining the difference.

BUT!

Proper dues to Roy Peter Clark who offers this tip:

💡 Use the vowel sound to remind you.

Lay as in place.

And

Lie as in recline.

That’ll do nicely.

Another top tip from The Glamour of Grammar.

The Glamour of Grammar by Roy Peter Clark
The Glamour of Grammar by Roy Peter Clark

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