He laid down or lay down?
Posted By: LK on 2006-01-04
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He has no recall since he laid down, lay down or lie down?
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It's lay, not laid. nm
Subject: It's lay, not laid. nm
in this text, "We laid/lay the patient down." Would it be laid or lay? I understood the rule to be if it is an object then it is "laid" if a person, then "lay" which is the past tense of lie. Help! This is one that will forever confuse me
layed or laid????
Subject: layed or laid????
The doctor is saying ---- "The patient states her shortness of breath increased after she layed down"
I always have issues with this. Layed is not a word but laid does not seem to look right?? HELP!!!!????
Laid - definitely not lied...sm
Subject: Laid - definitely not lied...sm
That would mean she was in bed not telling the truth all day!
According to my thesaurus it is Laid. nm
Subject: According to my thesaurus it is Laid. nm
s/l laid disorder?
Subject: s/l laid disorder?
Dr. is listing patients PMH which includes microcephaly, hyperlipidemia, dysarthria, hypertension, s/l Laid disorder, cerebral palsy.
At the beginning of the report when he was introducing the patient, he says she has cerebral palsy, seizure disorder and organic brain syndrome.
Any ideas? TIA!
if its past tense... it would be laid
Subject: if its past tense... it would be laid
it is laid if it is past tense
Subject: it is laid if it is past tense
Laid takes an object. sm
Subject: Laid takes an object. sm
If she laid down a box or other object, laid would be correct. However, in the sentence quoted, lay is an intransitive verb, meaning it does not take an object. Therefore, lay is correct. Laid is a transitive verb and must have an object.
Found this "cute" example for "was laid down" -- sm
Subject: Found this "cute" example for "was laid down" -- sm
Couldn't resist posting the following found on a grammar Q&A site. (If I read below correctly -- after I quit laughing!!! -- then in your example the patient is the direct object.)
by gradyplayer on 1/20/07
I am always wondering about the past participle tense of the vulgar form, have I been lain?
by Larabees on 1/20/07
I'm pretty sure that you would have been laid. You would have been the direct object. That is, someone did it to you (i.e., laid you). Going back to the example given in the podcast: "It's pretty easy, you lay something down, people lie down by themselves..." So, someone laid you, you didn't lay yourself (I think).
orthopedic doctor...s/l en-laid-up shoes. nm
Subject: orthopedic doctor...s/l en-laid-up shoes. nm
laid down. Layed is not a word in Merriam-Webster.
Subject: laid down. Layed is not a word in Merriam-Webster.