In the Confusables series, we talk about words that are often confused with each other and are therefore used incorrectly.

What is the difference between…

They look very easy, but why do so many people make a mistake when they want to use the verbs lie and lay?

So here is today’s question:

What is the difference between to lie and to lay?

You are welcome to post your answers and example sentences (preferably realistic sentences related to your own lives and experiences) below. I’ll wait a couple of days before I add my own explanation.