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I'm worried. He ______________ in bed every day until 2 pm (use the present tense).

Please, ____________ down! You look dizzy!

______________ the baby in her crib if she cries.

Yesterday, I ____________ in bed all day (Use the past tense of the correct verb).

Last night, she _____________ her books on the table and went to bed. (use the past tense of the verb)

The dog has _____________ on that rug before (use the present perfect).

They need to ______________ the foundation for the building.

Did you ________________ the tracks for the new railroad?

Yesterday, I _______________ in my bed thinking of my upcoming test. (Use the past tense)

I have never ______________ in a waterbed (use the present perfect).

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456 Comments on “Grammar Mistakes – LIE or LAY?”

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Now I’ve had my doubts taken,because I just wanted to know the reason why some sentences come like this:Mary lay(meaning lie in the past tense,instead of laid).But I do want to know this:there’s a Bruno Mars’s well-known song(The Lazy Song),which the first lines say:”Today I don’t feel like doing anything.I just wanna lay in my bed.”Is the composer right,since I know that the right thing to do in this kind of sentence is,for instance:”Lie in my bed”?I hope you understand what is written in this comment.

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

    I guess the word “lay” emphasizes the fact that the singer really wants to stay (lie) in bed, doing anything.

    Take care!

    Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

    Dear friend,
    Might I make my guess about the first lines of Bruno Mars’s Lazy Song lyrics:
    ”Today I don’t feel like doing anything.
    I just wanna lay in my bed.”
    Maybe, here there’s the phrasal verb ‘to lay in/into’. Besides, they are lyrics. So, a poet can use words in a figurative [an extended] sense. It’s possible to say ‘to lay into a cake’. As I understand the latter means figuratively ‘to start eating’. Maybe, Bruno Mars’hero wants to jump into his bed (=start lying on his bed) in order to relax and watch MTV, etc… doing what’s possible on a bed? I don’t know. This is my guess. What do you think about it?
    Best wishes,

    Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

    Great example! The grammatically correct lyric would be “I just want to lie in my bed.” In this case, Bruno Mars has incorrectly used “lay”.

    Confusing lay and lie is one of the most common grammatical mistakes English speakers make. I’m glad you shared this example with us.

    Thursday, August 23rd 2012

      Emma, I agree with you this is a very confusing scenario, but I don’t know how I got a so below score since you explained this difference very well. I will have to practice more. Good Job and keep up the excellent work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Monday, August 27th 2012

      HITHERE! i come from Viet Nam, i have little English. ^^ i feel very interested in your lesson. i have a question which is ” what is different between wait and await? “. thanks.

      Sunday, October 28th 2012

        Hello :)

        Wednesday, June 18th 2014

      Hi, Emma thanks for wonderful lesson, after watching video i have got one confusion that you were telling about lie which always uses without an object i got this but something i can’t understand what is object , but you gave wonderful explanation i was able to do exercise through meanings but i can find out where is object and where is not so could please suggest me what i do ?

      Friday, February 1st 2013

      I think Bruno Mars did that mistake because it is a lazy song, and he didn’t want thinking too much.

      Sunday, February 17th 2013

        you are right:))

        Wednesday, November 1st 2017

      lay is a transitive verb( needs a direct object) and so are the two forms laid and laid.;
      lie is an intransitive verb does not need and object.

      Saturday, June 15th 2013

      hello my dear teacher emma i tried to leave a comment but i could not i dont know what is the problem, so i camment in you answer, i realy appreciate you for your fantastic lesson although this was my ferst day and ferst lesson but i got 70 number in the quis. english is not my native language but i love to learn it is my native languge and there is a big problim, there is no one to talk and do canversation, so if you reply me and give me some advise i will laern soon.

      Thursday, December 12th 2013

      Emma, at the last quetion you said (in present prefect) but the answer is “Lain”. why?

      Thursday, March 13th 2014

      Emma Thanks.But Liar?i mean t

      Monday, July 4th 2016

      5 out of 10 ,, once i understand my mistakes in the Quiz, i can found it more easily next time ^_^ thanks Ms. Emma

      Saturday, December 17th 2016

I killed the quiz!
I got the difference between lie and lay. Thank you, Emma.

I also want to thank all the people who work on EngVid. You are doing great job. I’m sure you help to many people to improve their English. I would like you to add a feature, please. There are quizzes after videos, and they help to understand video materials better. After watching several videos, I want to check all my knowledge one one topic together. For example, there were lessons about “Rise, raise”, “Assure, ensure, insure” and so. How about a test with all these words together? Or after learning punctuation, I’d like to check all punctuation. I’m currently learning slang, and I want to get a test with all slang I’ve seen in EngVid. However, thanks for your lessons!


Tuesday, August 21st 2012

    I want to check all my knowledge of one topic.

    Sorry, there was a mistake.

    Tuesday, August 21st 2012

Dear Emma, thank you very much for your new lesson.
Watching this video, I’ve remembered the song “Lay back in the arms of someone” of Smokie .
What does “Lay back” exactly mean in this phrase ?
Is there any hidden sense in this phrase ?
Thank you for your attention.

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

    Hi Eric,

    Thank you for your question. “Lay back” is slang, and it means to relax. “Lay back in the arms of someone” is grammatically incorrect; “lie” would be the correct verb to use.

    It is a good song though, and I still like it!

    Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Probably the most commonly confused words in English, and all because of, as you explained Emma, the word “LAY”. That word has both past and present form. Also, we often confuse them because of the word “LIE”-not telling the truth. When all these words flow fluently by native English speaker, man you must be an expert to understand it. Very nice lesson, and even better explanation. Regards!

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

    Thanks Marko!

    Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Hi Emma, great lesson. Finally I understand the difference between lie and lay. Thank a lot and you look so pretty, rs. Kisses from Brazil


Tuesday, August 21st 2012

holycows, lie n’ lay are two words difficult to understand but sooner or later I’m going to get it. I appreciate ur effort cute Emma.

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

I didn’t get laid on my life

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

10 out of 10! Thanks for the lesson, it was very good explained!

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

Good lesson
I want to thank you for the explanation. May God bless you all!

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

thank you miss Emma. I’m learnig a lot here…

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

You are pretty in the red dress but that lesson is too difficulte for me.

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

    You look absoulte fablous in the pic …. can we chat dear?

    Tuesday, February 26th 2013

    really difficult but fantastic lesson

    Thursday, December 12th 2013

    Hi, where are from? I need to speak English, If you are comfortable, let me know.

    Thursday, October 19th 2017

Wow, 9 out of 10…

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

great! 10 out of 10… thanks Emma…

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

Hi Emma,
Thank you for useful lesson and clear explanation.

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

good job Emma, go ahead

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

Now it works

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

Nice lessons

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

Can I say to my kid – Put the book on the table or Lay the book on the table ? Which is correct?

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

    Both are correct, and they have the same meaning.

    Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Good lesson Emma.the most important is to memorize the irregular verb.thanks.

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

A really useful lesson. This site is one of my favorites. I’m awfully obligated to you all guys.

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

Thanks Emma for this lesson, I am sure it helps me improve my voabulary, and my grammar skills as well.

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

Thanks again Teacher Emma, have a great day

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

Thanks for the explanation!

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

dear why dnt you teach us about the LIE(not speak truth)?

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

    Because when you’re using it in the “not speaking truth” sense, people don’t really mix it up with “lay”!

    Thursday, August 23rd 2012

      oh thnx i got it ;)

      Tuesday, August 28th 2012

thank you so matuch emma for this lesson.over to you.

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

very very interesting…

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

thank you emma very interesting .

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

It helps me a lot to distinguish lie and lay. I think I need more practice to remember it properly.

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

It’s an interesting lesson, thank you, Ms.Emma, have a nice day !!!

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

it is fantastic for me, I have taken 9 of 10.
I just didin’t know that word is baby crib. thanks for you quiz. wish your website, please lay more quiz on the website!

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

Hi Emma
A very good explanation
Really you’re a superstar teacher
I like you

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

Hi Ms. Emma,
In the video, You said ,” get laid” means sex.
So, How do I use this phrase?
Can I say “I want to get laid” instead of ” I want to make love”?
Can I say ” Last night I got laid ” rather than ” Last night I made love “? THANKS.

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

    Well, maybe it’s better if you just don’t talk about it.

    Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

      Ahahahahahahahahahaha, you’re too much! Lol! :)

      Saturday, August 25th 2012

      Thank you EngVid please….
      how often do you make new video lessons?

      Saturday, June 15th 2013

      thank you Emma its really important lesson but its little difficult

      Sunday, August 2nd 2015

Awesome lesson thanks Emma so much but where is Ronnie hope she’s ok!!!

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

i like very much.explaining is toooo good thanks.

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

It’s an interesting and very tricky subject. But you did amazing. Thanks Emma!

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

Hi Respected Emma!
The lecture delivered by you regarding the difference between Lie and Lay is an excellent work. I wish you to deliver the lectures on the correct use of verbs and pronouns as well


Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

Hi teachers i am Narjice from Morocco,thank you a lot for this website and for all lessons, i write this letter because i have a confusing between start and begin what is the diffrece please?

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

Excellent lesson!

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

nice lesson.thank you Emma. i will lay this lesson inn my brain .

hav a nice night.

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

Thank you so much Emma :)

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

I like your dress it’s very cool,Excellent lesson.

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

that’s very cool

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

Thanks a lot !!!

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Excellance Miss Emma Iam intersted with ur teaching <good jop.

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Thank you so much

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Thank you Emma!
Great lesson.
I didn’t know these differences before but now I get it!

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Thank you very much Teacher Emma.

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Hello Emma :)
Could you explain the difference between PAIR and COUPLE?

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

It was a great lesson, thank you Emma

Thursday, August 23rd 2012


Thursday, August 23rd 2012

how is today

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

last sentence in the video,we use laid in the past as adverbs ?

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Hey emma how are you ? oe question hope you can hook me up when you started you saied hello there?

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

    “Hello there” or “Hi there” are common greetings. We add “there” to make the greeting friendlier and more casual.

    Thursday, August 23rd 2012

i thank u so much it was intresting video lessons best regards

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Hulla dear Emma,
1rst thing 1rst,lots of thx 4 ur nice n profitable presentation,N the ? of mine is:
How come u wrote ” lied ” on the top of the word ” lay “(the past 4m of lie)??!!!!!!!
U know,I thought they r equal,n I made a mistake,hence I answered questions 4 n 6 wrongly!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By the way that was Grate!
8 out of ten :(
Warm regards,

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Hi emma,
we would really be obliged to you if you made a lesson on the difference between wait and await or wake and awake.
my best regards to you.

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Hi miss Emma , I really enjoyed your lesson so much ,It’s good for me I’ve got 10 out of 10 in the exam .. thank you for your efforts ,Best wishes =) See u .

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Hello Emma!
This was a great lesson, I hadnt’t even realised of this two confuse verbs, but now I get the point when I should use one and the other! I must confess when I see the verb “Lay” I wondered myself if it was something about “get laid” has you explained! Now we must be carefull and watch out if the verb Get is not behind the Laid. Hehehe.

Kisses and keep with

Friday, August 24th 2012

Hello Emma and thanks a lot for your classes.

Friday, August 24th 2012

Hi Emma ,Thank you for being such a great teacher. I really enjoyed your lessons and the way yoy teach. Thanks again for your wonderful teaching.Could yoy please explain the difference between travel, trip ,voyage and journey?

Friday, August 24th 2012

i dont know why, but i think i like you most because i like your sense of humour in the way you teach us:d
hope you will make more common english mistakes to share

Friday, August 24th 2012

lol i missed the word “videos” i meant “mistakes videos” :d
i’m really afraid that i cannot use the words in the correct places so..wait for your next videos

Friday, August 24th 2012

it’s great work,thank you emma,but could you tell us how to add ‘ing’ to these words?
For example;I’m not sure if these two sentences are true…
1-The cat is liing on the bed.
2-He is laying the ball on my head.

Friday, August 24th 2012

I´d be interested in a class on SYLLABICATION if it where possible.-Many thanks in advance,for all you (ALL) are doing for US poor,guys!!!

Friday, August 24th 2012

A great Lesson ! Thank you very much Emma :) Have a nice Weekend !

Friday, August 24th 2012

Hello Inspector Emma,
You obviously explained the differences between Lay & Lie . Therefore, I appreciated your
Valuable time that you spent with after your lesson I laid my mistakes down forever .
Many thanks for you ,

Friday, August 24th 2012

Hi,guys u know i get my score 7 out of 10.

Saturday, August 25th 2012

    i too get 70 of 100 but it was my first day i will try to get 100 of 100.

    Thursday, December 12th 2013

Hello Emma,

You are such a great teacher.I would like to tell me if you teach in european shool and how can I keep in touch with you(maybe an e-mail or sth else)
thank you very much

Saturday, August 25th 2012

Thanks Emma .You’re a great teacher and teaching ,thanks again for your time and efforts .God bless you.take care

Saturday, August 25th 2012

hi how are you to day

Saturday, August 25th 2012

hello Emma,

You are such a great teacher.I would like to ask you if you teach in european schools and how can I keep in touch with you?
Thank you

Saturday, August 25th 2012

emma how you to day

Saturday, August 25th 2012

Thanks Emma for your help

Saturday, August 25th 2012

hello miss karen,i wanna have your skype id so we will talk there.

Sunday, August 26th 2012

thank you Emma

Sunday, August 26th 2012

thank you indeed Emma.these are useful courses and really Shaken off the dust about misunderstanding these words. Best regards

Sunday, August 26th 2012

Hi Emma please tell me which one is right”i laid the boxes down = spread them” without adding the object or “i laid them on ground”in other hand can i use for this example lie instead of lay. thanks.

Sunday, August 26th 2012

hi mam… can u tell me how can i use ‘lay aside’
in a sentence….

Sunday, August 26th 2012

I have learnt after the test much more. My score was bad 5 out of 10 but i understood why i did those mistakes. Tanks lots

Sunday, August 26th 2012

Thanks Emma

Sunday, August 26th 2012

Please can you mention me the first form, second third form of the lay.

Sunday, August 26th 2012


8 out of 10, I think I need more to study hard :)

Sunday, August 26th 2012

sir/ma’am which one of my comment is incorrect grammar?

Sunday, August 26th 2012

    I approved the one that was closest to being right, but I think you meant “I think I need to study harder”. Harder = more hard.

    Wednesday, August 29th 2012

So if I say ”I got laid yesterday”, does it mean I was put dowm… somewhere?

Sunday, August 26th 2012


my notice to you is you’re modest and that’s what make you a great teacher as in my opinion it’s the measurement of greatness

Sunday, August 26th 2012

You’re one of the best ENGLISH teacher I’ve ever seen. Your teaching expression is just cool & having great approach of effective teaching techniques. Keep it up Teacher EMMA! I hope you’ll make a perfect lesson about PRACTICAL USAGE OF VERB TENSES especially PERFECT TENSES.

Monday, August 27th 2012

Hello i am just wondering about that when we want to say that ” She lies ” what is meaning of this sentence she is sitting ? or she says something wrong ?i couldn’t understand about only when we say in Present tense i lie ? i am resting or i am saying lies ? what i will do know i cant get about them : (

Monday, August 27th 2012

Hi Emma,

could you pls eloborate this session with day to day life example

Monday, August 27th 2012

Excellent lesson!!!!

Monday, August 27th 2012


Monday, August 27th 2012

It’s possible skip the word LAY and use it always PUT or something similar, for example, so I wonder?

Tuesday, August 28th 2012

Emma, thank you so much. I’ve never understood this until now. You are great teacher. And thx again :) Have a nice day.

Tuesday, August 28th 2012

Hi!Emma this is the first time I watch a video of yours and also this is the first time I write a comment about it, I understood everything the difference between lie and lay.
Thanks a lot for your explanation.

Tuesday, August 28th 2012

great lesson from a great teacher
You Emma are the best thing happened to Engvid.com
waiting for the next lesson
and i hope you can teach me a way to improve my accent.
thanks for your time

Tuesday, August 28th 2012


Wednesday, August 29th 2012

A really required lesson… I enjoyed and i got the difference between them…

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Hello Thanks emma for you is great , but i want to improve my prononciation can i do it here!!
can i contact u emma thanks by

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

is it “lay ur feet in the chair” correct sentence

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Good lesson Emma! I got it, thank you!

Thursday, August 30th 2012

In 2015 my country is going to be one of Asean Community. So I would like to pratice English and this site is really good for me to learn it. I think you can help me exactly.
Thanks a lot

Friday, August 31st 2012

hell yaeh ! hehe ! that’s so great Emma ! i love ur lesson ! 10 out of 10 ! but in english has many slang ! that makes me confuse a lot ! i hope that u ‘ll tell more about it ! Anyway , Thannk Emma

Friday, August 31st 2012

This lesson is so amazing I have not listen this word befor I only know Lie.
Eventhogh I have a quastion is this slang word?

Friday, August 31st 2012

It’s a good lesson

Friday, August 31st 2012

pppF That Lesson iS Very Difficult

Saturday, September 1st 2012

Thanks Maam! It is really a very good lesson.I was confused with these two words. Now the things are pretty clear.

Sunday, September 2nd 2012


Sunday, September 2nd 2012

great lesson,thanks.

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

Hello Emma, I’d like to know why you use the present perfect for the sentence “I’ve lain in a hammock before” Thank you

Monday, September 3rd 2012

Best lesson . Thank u <3

Monday, September 3rd 2012

hi emma i appreciate the way you teach i like it but i want to know how come lain was use as present perfect in the quiz is it not that lain is a past tense not a present tense thank you.

Monday, September 3rd 2012

    thank u so much teatcher for this lesson it is little comoliqued but finnaly i understand the diffirence ….yhank u again

    Wednesday, November 7th 2012

Just Understand! I lay my love on you. Thank you Emma! ^^

Monday, September 3rd 2012


    Monday, October 15th 2012

    Hi Jirajab. agree with you. Emma is the best!

    Saturday, April 1st 2017

Good on me. I ace it!

Tuesday, September 4th 2012


Tuesday, September 4th 2012

Very good lesson,thanks.

Tuesday, September 4th 2012

thank you Emma it’s very useful lesson i starting to learn English for a few days but to fellow your lessons it’s possible to become more good .

Tuesday, September 4th 2012

great lesson. thanks

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

Thank you very much,Emma.you explain everything very well.

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Appreciate it for your lesson.

Thursday, September 6th 2012

wow! For me the last one is “THE DINNER WAS LYING ON THE TABLE” because LIE also means an object is on a horizontal position / or a surface

Thursday, September 6th 2012

thanks Emma …In you last sentence : The dinner was laid on the table. here is also no object available after laid then why you use laid here

Friday, September 7th 2012

hi emma how are you, i’ve question for you please.
for example this question
I have never ________lain______ in a waterbed (use the present perfect).
is correct but i can’t understand one thing so
my question is.
when i should to use present perfect of the verb lie or lay ?

Friday, September 7th 2012

    Present perfect is used on that time, when something is completed recently.
    e.g you are taking a dinner and when you finish it. you can say that I have taken a dinner. Taken is the past participle of Take

    Sunday, September 9th 2012

Hi Emma! I have a doubt, I ve been studying my English lesson and there is a woman who say: “Remember the time you were laid up in bed for a week because of the back spasms.” In this case what means laid?
Tks for the great class!!!

Friday, September 7th 2012

Hi Emma, I have been studying my english lesson and there is a conversation which there is a woman say: “Remember the time you were laid up in the bed for a week because of the back spasms.”What means laid in this case ?
Tks for the great class!!!

Friday, September 7th 2012

Hi Madam,
very good differentiate between lay and lie. lay needs an object while lie doesn’t need any object. Thanks
The dinner is ready and lay on the table.
He always lie in bed at 09:00 pm

Sunday, September 9th 2012

Great explanation of these verbs, thanks a lot Emma :-)

Sunday, September 9th 2012

Thank you Emma, you are one of the best teachers, please we need more video from you.

Monday, September 10th 2012

so can i say ( I did LIE ) AND not saying i lay ( lie past ) ?

Monday, September 10th 2012

Emma, Thank you!!! I got 9 correct out of 10.

Thursday, September 13th 2012

Thank you Emma…good lesson..

Friday, September 14th 2012

i still have a doubt between lay(put down) and lay(past tense of lie) is there any other way of finding it out other than looking at verb and object?

Monday, September 17th 2012

Hi Emma, thank you very much, you did us a great lesson. I enjoy myself about your classes; of cours. “God holps those who help themselves”. Thanks for your help Emma…
God bless you !

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

Waooooooo Emma,

Only inform you about the quiz lesson.
I got 10 correct out of 10. Good Nooooon ?

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

Wow! I got 100%!!
Thank you Emma!

Friday, September 21st 2012

Hi there.
Review the question 4. I think the correct answer is laid and not lay.
thank you

Friday, September 21st 2012

Thank you for this great lesson
now i can differentiate between the two:D

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

thank u emma you’r agreat teacher i love u soo much

Monday, September 24th 2012

Very good explanation.really appreciate time and effort.I got the difference now.Many thanks

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

thank you Emma. It is helpful and I own it to you.

Thursday, September 27th 2012

ciao !!!
thanks a lot !!! very useful ! straight to the point :-) !!! easy to understand thanks to the good explanation !!!

Thursday, September 27th 2012

maybe in the next lesson, i’ll avoid learning when being asleep. Emma, you direct appropriately so i can get your main ideas. thanks

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

Dear Emma,

Thank you for your fascinating lessons. i keep watching them. Could you explain the difference between to convince and to persuade.


Tuesday, October 2nd 2012


Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

do we call these verbes problem verbes

Thursday, October 4th 2012

thanks for this class. it helped me a lot.

Friday, October 5th 2012

I am really glad and thankful to you for making me understand the best method to learn English. I have been following your methods and it is working well

Saturday, October 6th 2012

I don’t know how is it possible, but I pass the quiz without any mistake… But I have to admit I am confused of this words (and their forms as well)

Saturday, October 6th 2012

great 10 out 10 thanks emma

Monday, October 8th 2012

Now all my doubts about using these 2 verbs are gone. Thank you a lot, It isn’t confusing for me anymore!!

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

It’s really confusing subject thanks for explaining it Emma,I really appreciate it.

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

thanks so much Emma but I am confusing sort of .

Friday, October 12th 2012

really hard, I need more practice

Sunday, October 14th 2012

hello Teacher,


You have very rightly said that this (Lie & Lay) is a confusing lesson. Thanks. I have managed to get 70/100. Will definitely try to do better in other classes.

Monday, October 15th 2012

Thanks a lot Emma!!! Your explanation is clear.I have got 9 correct out of 10.

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

i have answered 10/10.It is still bit confusing.Your all lessons are great techer.Thanks you very much for your nice lesson.

Wednesday, October 17th 2012

I get D!Thanks for your lesson.

Thursday, October 25th 2012

very useful lesson. can you tell me what is “Lie” in “Love the way you lie” ?
thank you very much.

Friday, November 2nd 2012

    In the song it means “not telling the truth”.

    Friday, November 2nd 2012

10 out of 10! Thank you, Emma!

Sunday, November 11th 2012

Very, very nice lesson! Tks

Monday, November 12th 2012

thanks! the lesson was perfect. Could be possible some same lesson with remember and remind? I confused their good use.

Monday, November 12th 2012

Obrigado!foi uma lição muito interessante,mas um pouco complicado.

Wednesday, November 14th 2012

hi Emma, thanks for your lesson but could you let me know how to distinguish “lie” between telling untrue and taking a rest if someone just say “He sometimes lies all day” ?

Thursday, November 15th 2012

thank u 4 this amasing lesson.it’ll definitely come in handy.take care Emma

Monday, November 19th 2012

veryinteristing lesson thenk you very much

Monday, November 19th 2012

Lay your hands on me, lay your hands on me, lay your hands on me…
Bon Jovi :)

Thanks Emma! Good Job!

Tuesday, November 20th 2012

hi emma

Tuesday, November 20th 2012

Emma u r a wonderful teacher i have seen all ur videos and i learnt a lot of thing.
really thank u much for lending us a hand to improve our Chinese English language :-)
Keep on beautiful teacher.

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

Hi Madam, this topic has been very well explained by you, but still I got 8/10. I think I need more practice. Thanks!

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

hi! Emma thanks for discussing these two little words yet so complicated when we use them in our communication whether written written or oral communication. By the just want to add something…I guess the difference between these two words is LAY is a transitive verb and the word LIE can function as intransitive and a noun. Transitive verb needs an object to complete the sentence while intransitive does not…hope my simply explanation provides clarification too. By the way…could you please tell us about the difference bet. prepositions in and on?because as what I’ve learned in is being used to identify broader or wider ideas,like if you are referring to city, country, month, year or season. This could also identify object found in the middle of…while the preposition on is being used to identify one day or date and also is used to identify object on top of something…I was just confused on the given examples like. I lay IN my bed and I need to lie IN a bed; also I’ve lain IN a hammock before.Please clarify or correct my statements if you find it erroneous. Thank you again!

Friday, November 23rd 2012

hi! Emma thanks for discussing these two little words yet so complicated when we use them in our communication whether written or oral communication. By the way…just wanted to add something…I guess the difference between these two words is LAY is a transitive verb and the word LIE can function as intransitive and a noun. Transitive verb needs an object to complete the sentence while intransitive does not…hope my simple explanation provides clarification too. By the way…could you please tell us about the difference bet. prepositions in and on?because as what I’ve learned IN is being used to identify broader or wider ideas,like if you are referring to city, country, month, year or season. This could also identify object found in the middle of…while the preposition on is being used to identify one day or date and also is used to identify object on top of something…I was just confused on the given examples like. I lay IN my bed and I need to lie IN a bed; also I’ve lain IN a hammock before.Please clarify or correct my statements if you find it erroneous. Thank you again!

Friday, November 23rd 2012

thanks so much Emma. your explanation is very clear and your formula is excellent…take care…

ps: I have a question: Is the future perfect (or future perfect cont.)used in english commonly? and is there a form of “be going to have done?”

Sunday, November 25th 2012

what means dizzy?

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

Greta lesson Emma! Very weel explained. As a matter of fact, lie, lie (not teeling the truth, and lay are very confused. But I think now I understood better the difference…but I have to look to your lesson again and again until I can esaly undesrtand it.
Thank you for your profitable lesson

Thursday, November 29th 2012

Sorry for my mistakes. I meant Great lesson. Very well explained…LOL…

Thursday, November 29th 2012

Very, very important!
Thanks, Emma!

Saturday, December 1st 2012

Hello, Emma.
I think it´s other example of lyric whith grammar mistakes, but this time from Iron Maiden, British. This is the song called Another Life. I confess thoug I have not understood it yet. Lay + Lying. Would you help with it? Thank you since then.
“As I lay here lying on my bed”

Tuesday, December 4th 2012

my teacher Emma.
Thank you very much for the great video.

Saturday, December 8th 2012

10 out of 10. Thank you for the lesson.

Sunday, December 9th 2012

hi, Emma! your lesson was great. can you tell me about 2nd conditionals. `couse we have a huge problem with it in school. in our pupil`s book the 2nd conditionals = if + Past Simple + could/would + verb in ifinitive. but i have seen that in 2nd conditionals must be should/would istead of could/would. is it right to use the word “to be” as “were” with all persons(singular and plural)???

Monday, December 10th 2012

You got 8 correct out of 10..

Thursday, December 13th 2012

Excellent explained lesson on such dificult issue, thank you very much Emma

Saturday, December 15th 2012

There is a lamb of god’s song called ‘laid to rest’. Is it correct or it had to be ‘lain to rest’?
Great lesson Emma. Thank you very much

Monday, December 17th 2012

I’ve got one hundred percent on this test. Woohoo..

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

I didnt understand !!!!
what shall h do ???

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

You are excellent !!

Wednesday, December 19th 2012

you are very nice teacher Emma I have got 90%

Wednesday, December 19th 2012

I have got 6 out of 10

I am still get confused

Wednesday, December 19th 2012

Hi Emma!
In your lesson you explained the word “lay” means to put something down. Can I conclude we can not use “lay” to put something up.
Exmaple: Lay the books in the upper rack. (Is it correct?). By the way you explained the lesson beautifully, thanks a lot.

Tuesday, December 25th 2012

Thank you great teacher

Wednesday, December 26th 2012

hi.. i’m Sherif from Egypt
i’m new student at your class video learning English language … really i’m very happy of your videos and i will continue with you until you will get us all you can to learn this language “i know that is not have any subject about lesson of lay or lie .. but i want to explain of my feeling to you”

Thursday, December 27th 2012

so clear tnx

Friday, December 28th 2012


good job Emma,

Sunday, December 30th 2012

Dear Emma,
You are real lovely to give all those concepts in your online class coz people dont even bother considering these concepts even while talking.
you are too good.
Thanks a bunch.
Emma plz give one more lesson regarding the method of writing an essay.As my child is preparing for her O’level exams
that shall be very kind of you.


Thursday, January 3rd 2013

tanks alot Emma

Friday, January 4th 2013

Hello, Emma! (:
Let’s me introduced my self. I’m Dyah from Indonesia.
Hmm, thank you for your explanation about Lie or Lay, Emma. I more understand now (:
I want to ask you, Emma, what’s different about lie (dishonest) and lie (rest)?? How we can say them when we are speaking english with others?? Thanks for your reply, Emma. (:

Saturday, January 5th 2013

hi Emma
It was pretty interesting and very very useful lesson!
Keep it up!
Have a ball!

Fellows, all over the world, need your help!
I have to improve my low English-speaking skeels.
If you have a desire to communicate with me, I will be glad.
Here is my Skype ID – jevgeniikyrychyk.

Thursday, January 10th 2013

I got all the questions of the quiz correct because of good tutoring. Thanks a lot Emma

Sunday, January 13th 2013

Another great lesson. Thank Emma, yoi’re the best!

Monday, January 14th 2013

I can we thank you guys for all this effort!

thank you very much!

Friday, January 18th 2013

Congratulations. It’s very interesting!

Monday, January 21st 2013

Ilerarn something new thank yuo very much

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

It´s time to go to bed and lay my head on my pillow, but your class is so interesting that I decided to lie in my bed and keep on studying.
Thank you so much.

Saturday, January 26th 2013

very interesting lesson .thanks very much emma !!!!

Monday, January 28th 2013

thanks alot Eamma i really engoy your lessons
this first time i make a comment

Saturday, February 2nd 2013

Hello Emma! Thank you for the explanations! If we have such teachers at schools we’d know English better for sure. Though we are limited in time at school… Anyway, thank you!
Best regards!

Sunday, February 3rd 2013

Thanks for the lesson

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

Hello Emma
Allow me to say that : You are an outstanding teacher . About Lay & lie , I think that when we mix them up , it could facilitate the understanding : e.g

Yesterday When I had lain in my bed , I laid my hand on my eyes to get asleep

Friday, February 8th 2013

great lesson :)

Sunday, February 17th 2013

Emma, I love you lessons but was the last example a mistake. You used “LAID” in the sentences.

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

Emma, please disregard my previous comment. I replayed the lesson and have a clear understanding of the use of word “laid”. Thanks.

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

i got 100 out 100 ….. omg i can not believe it…

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

Hi Emma,

Is that right way to say “get laid off” from work ?

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

as you describe in video “get laid” means sex ??

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

hey Emma,I wanna get laid with you.You’re very attractive :D

Friday, March 1st 2013

    ಠ_ಠ Not appropriate. I think you need to watch our lesson on how NOT to talk to women.

    Friday, March 1st 2013

      Why you cannot just clean comments from those kind of things?

      I guess that “sex” styled comments should be erased completly here.

      Wednesday, May 8th 2013

        I usually just delete them, but sometimes I can’t resist telling people off!

        Wednesday, May 8th 2013

    Stop this stupid things and erspect you self let us learn and take benefet from the lesson.

    Monday, April 8th 2013

Nice lesson, i hope you keep giving them. So Emma, i’d like to know if there is a easy way to get better understand about prepositions, if you could give a lesson about it. It seems a lesson for beginners but i’ve seen a bunch of advanced students making mistakes. Emma, why you and you guys on engvid don’t give skype classes ?.

Friday, March 1st 2013

thank you so mach Emma

Monday, March 4th 2013

you said the past tense of lie is lay but the quiz says lied can you explain ???

Wednesday, March 6th 2013

I saw that lay has got another meaning when it is used as an adjective.
It is difficult for a lay person in english (not an expert one like me) to get the difference between lay and lie. I think I have to lie down for a while.
Nevertheless I got 8 out of 10. Not so bad ! Thanks Emma Your video is very clear.

Thursday, March 7th 2013

Dear Emma, I really don’t know how to thank you for this very important lesson. It was amazing. Keep doing the best.

Monday, March 11th 2013

Hi miss Emma, thank you so much for this new interesting lesson. Peace and God bless

Monday, March 11th 2013

first I would like to tell you that you are so beautiful, secondly that in the last example with lay, exercise number four, the answer was laid as you wrote it down but there was not an object following the verb lay (laid).Therefore not always appears an object after verb?. thanks

Friday, March 15th 2013

Hi miss Emma, thank for this lesson.

Saturday, March 16th 2013

This theme is really tricky, even you made a mistake.
In fact, at the end of the lesson your example 4 is unresolved.
You wrote: The dinner was laid on the table,
but should have been: The dinner was lay on the table. There’s no object, so it has to be Past tense of lie.

Tuesday, March 26th 2013


Friday, March 29th 2013

9 of 10 :)

Friday, March 29th 2013

Thank you for this explicit technique of explaining the grammar.

Saturday, March 30th 2013

Thanks for your support & effort.

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013

thanks Emma. your lessons are always good. you are very nice too. sometimes i confuse lie and lay. it is very difficult. but after your lesson, i can use correctly lie and lay in my sentences. thank you very much.

Friday, April 5th 2013

Thanks for your wonderful lessons for second language speakers. As you said in the lesson, these words are very confusing to use in even our own language. lie and lie(not telling truth) and lie-lay(past form)lay and so on.Please change spelling of this past form, lay to another!lol Joke. Please keep giving us good lessons as you do now.Thanks again.

Saturday, April 6th 2013

    Nice comment! :)

    I like Emma’s lessons 100%!

    She does very very useful thing to arrange our poor English vocabulary and speech skills as well as English thinking.

    Wednesday, May 8th 2013

wonderful. thanks for your awesome lessons

Sunday, April 14th 2013

thanks alot… finally i found what i want in English …. thanks Emmaaaaaaaaaaa

Monday, April 15th 2013

You guys are awesome thanks for these important lessons

Wednesday, April 17th 2013

thank you so much for this lesson, its very very nice ;)

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013

thanks Emma for this lesson.

Saturday, May 4th 2013

Hi Emma!

Your lesson is fantastic!

I am sure that we need more advanced lessons like this one.

Also the Quiz of that lesson is very tough.

Could you prepare some lessons about to simplify speech or how complex ideas might be expressed in a simple way, please?

It is something like to show how scientist and non-scientist persons are talking around the same thing?

Thank you very much!

Wednesday, May 8th 2013

Thx Emma!

Saturday, May 11th 2013

Dear Emma,
Thank you so much for your exceptional lessons.
Could you, please, tell me what is the ing-forms of lay and lie?

Thursday, May 23rd 2013

thanks, You are the best!!

Tuesday, June 4th 2013

When I was in high school, my English teacher explained the difference between lie and lay in my mother tongue, but I couldn’t understand it clearly. Now I know the difference, thanks to your!

Wednesday, June 5th 2013

really very confused words but now i have an idea about them

Monday, June 10th 2013

Thanks for the lesson, Emma, I needed it. Very useful as usual ;)

Tuesday, June 18th 2013

Thanks Emma
You’re woderful

Tuesday, June 18th 2013

It´s really great to improve my english in this website. Thank you Emma

Wednesday, June 19th 2013

You have nicely solve my puzzle which i had since childhood.

Thank you very much :)

Thursday, June 20th 2013

Emma, thanks a lot for this wonderful lesson.

Thursday, July 4th 2013

I got 100 !. Yeah.

Wednesday, July 17th 2013

I know my English to some extent, but Oh boy this lie & lay business is really confusing me. I have come to a conclusion, correct me if I am wrong Teacher Emma. lay or laid followed by an object is the present form and lie, lay, lain followed by preposition is the past tens.

Wednesday, July 24th 2013

I have gotten a smiley 10/10 face because you are a wonderful teacher, big thanks Emma , I will never be confused by these 2 words.

Saturday, July 27th 2013

I like your lesson very much. You are great teacher!!

Wednesday, July 31st 2013

I’ve got 100% correct. Great lesson, Emma!

Thursday, August 1st 2013

I am so sad! I got oly a wicked six!. But, the class and the teacher are beautiful, I need to study more and more, the exam was for professional people.
Greetings from Mexico city dear Emma.

Tuesday, August 13th 2013

Outstanding! thanks.

Friday, August 16th 2013

Thanks for these great english lessons! I have learned so much, you are the best teacher ever, Emma!

Saturday, August 31st 2013

Hi Emma!
Thank you again for another tips. It is really important to memorized the “lay,laid,laid”; “lie,lay,lain”; and their rules S-V-O for lay and S-V for lie. These will be a great help on my future TOEFL. More power to you and engvid!

Thursday, September 19th 2013

hi there, i happen to know why you used laid at the last one. i think it would be lain, becuse we have to use the verb lie in past participle. just an example:it is broken. i hope you understand me. bye.

Monday, September 23rd 2013

You are the best Emma. I watched this video while i was lying on sofa.

Friday, October 4th 2013

Thank you.

Sunday, October 6th 2013

Very common mistake apparently, the first verse of Metallica’s song “The Unforgiven II” on their album “Reload” : “Lay beside me and tell me what they’ve done”. Guess they should go back to school.

Thursday, November 7th 2013

thank you for your time Emma,

Saturday, November 16th 2013

well done! teacher Emma you’re perfect I get useful from your lesson thanks a lot :)

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013

Thanks a lot, Emma!, useful lesson! By the way, You look beautiful in this video, I’m not lying!!!!

Tuesday, December 10th 2013

how an interesting video is!!!
may I download it??
and how to download it??
please tell me the way, perhaps I’ii use it for teaching my students….

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

Thanks my dear teacher Emma!
I got 100…

Wednesday, January 8th 2014

daer teacher i need some guide and complate exams for toefl…plzzz

Wednesday, January 8th 2014

Awesome lesson!!! Thank you so much Emma!! Keep like this!

Saturday, January 25th 2014

Dear Emma, the great folksinger Bob Dylan wrote a song entitled “Lay,lady lay”. Is that a correct? or it would have been better “Lie, lady lie”?
Thank you for your great lessons!

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

I got 10 correct out of 10 again. \o/ thx Emma…

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

thanks a lot!!!You are a very nice teacher!!!

Saturday, February 1st 2014

Thanks I got 90%.
3. ______________ the baby in her crib if she cries.
Lay = put down
How is it possible for the answer.

Thursday, February 6th 2014

Awesome! I cannot remember how many times i had troubles to answer to my friends about this word. Thanks a lot!

Friday, February 7th 2014

Such a gret lesson! I’m grateful to you for your help

Wednesday, February 12th 2014

Lie-Lay-Lain!!! Lay-laid-laid!!!

Lie can use without object
Lay can use with object.

Thanks Emma. I understand now.

Thursday, February 27th 2014

I’m sorry, but my English is not very good. I’m new in here and I would like a lot learn English. I loved this class…and the teacher is GREAT!!

Friday, March 14th 2014

Now i understand, because hardly anyone explains these diffrences. Thank you Emma!

Tuesday, March 18th 2014

wow great Job and u dont know how u r make me happy because i can be more and more good teacher thnx sis cuz im
still in the beginning of teaching road thnx again.

Thursday, March 20th 2014

wow great Job and u dont know how u make me happy because i can be more and more good teacher thnx sis cuz im
still in the beginning of teaching road thnx again.

Thursday, March 20th 2014

It’s very important lesson. I got 100.

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

Hello Emma,

It´s breaking my head. Is “laid back” grammatically correct or should it be “lain back”?


Thursday, March 27th 2014

the way you teach is just awesome!

Monday, April 21st 2014

rasho is right.
Could you expand your lesson on lie vs lay for ing forms and make some more examples?
Thanks in advance.

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

Dear Professor Emma,
Let me know please if my reasoning in respect of last example is correct.
– The dinner was laid on the table by me(by sb).- passive – no object, but preposition “on”.
– I laid the dinner on the table. – active – object the dinner.

Is it a correct explanation?

The other approach is to think about meaning of the verbs lie vs lay.


Saturday, May 17th 2014

Another one examp., when eng native speakers say lay instead lie is The Unforgiven II song by Metallica. James Hetvild sings – “Lay beside me, tell me what they’ve done”

Sunday, May 18th 2014

The lesson is very helpful, but I need to find more examples. I’m still a little confused.

Tuesday, May 20th 2014

thx emma

Monday, May 26th 2014

Its really confusing.”Lie” is more confusing word than lay.
Suppose i wanna say ‘Jackob always say lie’
here ‘lie’ means Not telling truth but after watching this lesson i’m in doubt.
Whatever its a wonderful presentation. :)

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

Thanks..Emma..But we need more questions avoid for our confusion.

Monday, June 2nd 2014

Thanks.. I got 90%…

Wednesday, June 4th 2014

This lesson was so good, but I have a question. It might seem stupid but it really confuses me, the thing is…
Show no mercy or Dont show mercy ??
I have no money or I dont have money?

Wednesday, June 4th 2014

I have a question what do you mean with an object?

Thursday, June 5th 2014

oups I’ve got 8/10 I need more excercises,thanks anyway I’ll do my best next time

Thursday, June 5th 2014

I am very confuse :(

Saturday, June 7th 2014

Thank you so much, Emma. I have being confused so many time with these two words. Now i got it.

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

thanks so much for all Teacher

Saturday, June 28th 2014

Thanks a lot, I’ve learnt a lot with your explanations.

Friday, July 11th 2014

Thank you from Mars,o.O!?

Friday, July 18th 2014

Thanks Emma, this lesson is very helpful.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

Hi Emma your lesson is very interesting,I am going to pratice it as much as necessary. Thanks a lot.

Thursday, July 24th 2014

It was a little confused. Thanks, very useful lesson

Wednesday, August 6th 2014

This time 70 %. Thanks Emma.

Saturday, August 9th 2014

good lesson, i must remember that! thanks Emma

Saturday, August 16th 2014

thank you but i have two questions : is lie a synonym of sleep , to do not tell some one truth which is the verb related. thank you

Sunday, August 17th 2014

Is it proper to say I lay on sofa last night or In sofa i lay on table or in table.

Monday, September 22nd 2014

grand! how these verbs in ING form?

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

what is differences between lay and lie?

Saturday, October 18th 2014

The following example can be ambiguous: My wife lies in front of me.
It can mean “she is having a rest” or “she is not telling the truth”
Is that correct?

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

i got 8 of 10 thank you for lessen

Friday, November 7th 2014

Hi! I am a new memeber here, and I have to notice something: Emma looks gorgeous.
Best wishes to all. :)

Thursday, December 4th 2014

Thank you Emma very much

Monday, December 8th 2014

Thank you so much

Saturday, January 10th 2015

Thank you so much. Your lessons is so useful. Most of yours are my problems. Thank you again and wish you happiness

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

It is really confusing, isn’t it?
I’ve already done the quiz and become 100.
Thank you Emma
Your interresting exciting art of teaching English are the best gift for my birthday.

Monday, January 26th 2015

Thank you Emma.I was difficult but very useful.

Sunday, February 1st 2015

10 of 10, thank you Emma! You’re great!

Saturday, February 14th 2015

Hi dear Emma! I am glad to join to this site where I can see your wonderful lessons! You are very pretty and beautiful so every man may fall in love for you!

Tuesday, February 17th 2015

my quiz emma:
You got 10 correct out of 10.

Thursday, March 12th 2015

Hey Emma what about v-ing? Nice class by the way.

Thursday, March 19th 2015

yeaaaa i got 10 uot of 10 which means 100%

Thursday, April 16th 2015

lay = place or put

lie = recline

I will go to great lengths to avoid saying “lain”. I would rather say something people can understand. I would say “I sat by the pool” or “I reclined by the pool”. “I relaxed by the pool many years ago.”

Wednesday, May 6th 2015

I did quiz without watching your video unfortunately
I got 30 however after I watched I got 100
thanks a lot EMMA for your clarify lesson

Monday, June 15th 2015

I laid my phone on table yesterday. unfortunately I didn’t find it there the tomorrow morning

Monday, June 15th 2015

Dear Emma,thanks a lot ,I am continuing to make progress in learning English language from you more and more … The best teacher is Emma–With my best regards…

Friday, June 19th 2015

Don’t get me wrong ma’am I respect your painstaking quality to teach us for FREE! but i thought i can just correct your pronunciation of “OFTEN” it is pronounced as “OFEN” and not as “OFTEN”. :D
– Thankyou for the great lesson :)

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

I GOT 9 OUT OF 10: I’m veeeery happy, because, for ME, this topic “Lie vs Lay” has ever been one of the hardest English grammar issues to understand and use in real situations. Obviously, I still have my doubts, but I can see the difference clearlier ! … A question: *** Do Native speakers confuse LIE (to rest / recline) and LAY (to put sth on…) when LIE means “Not to tell the truth” ? … I mean when they have to conjugate the verbs in their different contexts?, … Thanks in advance! and Sincere Greetings from the Caribbean coast of Colombia, South America!

Sunday, August 30th 2015

Thanks a lot Emma! I always have trouble using those two words. After watching your video, i got 100 % right. So happy!. Hope you will make more videos about common mistakes that English learners often make and fix them. Thanks again and have a nice day! :D

Saturday, September 26th 2015

If I understood well, LAY (present tense) answer to the question “WHAT”.
For example: I lay (WHAT) —> my head (O) on the pillow! It helped me a lot during the test :) Could be it a right suggestion?

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Thanks a lot Emma… It’s a very interesting lesson.

Monday, November 2nd 2015

Teacher Emma you’ve explained both of them quite well!
Really make me much clear than ever.
Have nothing to say but thank u so much !

Monday, November 16th 2015

Excellent class, but also really confusing!

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015

thank you for understandable explanation.

He lied that he lay on sand and laid his phone under the stone.

Sunday, December 27th 2015

Emma, thank you for the class. Do you have a Present Perfect uses video class here? Using this verb tense is a little confusing.

Sunday, December 27th 2015

I was confused about these two words. But now i am clear. So thank u Emma…:)

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

As always a very good lesson! Thank you very much!

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016

In my view, it is a great lesson.
Thank you so much Emma

Thursday, March 31st 2016

emma!you are the best,thank you.

Friday, April 22nd 2016

Hello Emma! Please, can you explane me why did you use “laid” instead of “lain” in last example? We have preposition there, not the object. Thanks.

Sunday, May 8th 2016

    I was thinking that Emma will write ‘lying’. In Poland we often say ‘Dinner (or other meal) is lying on the table’ to call someone when dinner is already made and it is placed on table.

    Saturday, July 16th 2016

Thank you so much teacher Emma for your detailed and clear explanation .

Tuesday, June 21st 2016

Thanks Emma

Friday, July 1st 2016

Very clear, thank you.

Sunday, July 31st 2016

hi Emma!
I get it, i got 100%
thank you!
see ya!

Tuesday, September 20th 2016

Dear Emma,
I am watching all of your videos and practising for IELTS exam. You are a great teacher I must say.

I have a query in this lie or lay? lesson.
the last practice sentence in the video it says.” The dinner was laid on the table”. but there is no object following the verb than why you used a verb was laid?

waiting for your reply. :-)

Sunday, October 16th 2016

Thanks alot Emma.The quiz was realy confusing,but i made it at the end.

Sunday, October 16th 2016

thanks a lot Emma I got 7 out of 10

Monday, October 24th 2016

Bravissimo ! I’ve got it ! thanks a lot and have a nice week-end !

Saturday, November 5th 2016

thanks Emma. A really easy way to understand the complicate use of these verbs!!!!

Tuesday, November 15th 2016

Greetings Emma,
with your explanation, it became a piece of cake.

Many thanks Emma

Monday, November 28th 2016

HIi Emma
I think in Q3 u would use “on” instead of “in”.
coz as we learned in this video : “Lay ON” not “lay IN”
Am i right? if no plz take off my confusion

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Thanks a lot. Very useful.

Friday, December 30th 2016

Thanks a lot Emma. I think I learnt th difference between lay and lie.

Tuesday, January 31st 2017

Bob Dylan “Lay lady lay
Lay across my big brass bed” is wrong!
Melanie “Lay down lay down, let it all down
Let your white birds smile up at the
Ones who stand and frown” is wrong,too!There is no object. Still the “let it all down” is there so one may assume that there is an omitted object…Then “the ones who stand and frown” follows so is it lay or is it a wrong imperative (correct: lie down)

Tuesday, March 7th 2017

Tricky!!! Passive voice
The dinner was laid on the table = the dinner was put (or positioned or served) on the table (misleading preposition).

Tuesday, March 7th 2017

Thanks, Emma. I got 90

Saturday, March 11th 2017

Thank you, Emma. I’ve understood everything, now I know the difference between these words because sometimes I was confused when I was reading. Furthermore, I like the way you explain as my English school the teachers explain like you.

thank you so much!

Thursday, April 6th 2017

10/10 because you laid a very crystal clear lecture and finally i can lie myself in the chair to think.

Wednesday, April 12th 2017

9/10 (. I need more practice. I love your lessons, Emma! Thank you very much!!

Monday, April 24th 2017

Thanks Emma! You are the best! :-)

Sunday, May 7th 2017

Hello my dear teacher! I appreciate you for such as fantastic lessons. I do not have any friends who can speak English with me. I want you to find me a good freind Please! I need to speak with someone and have some conversations sometimes.

Tuesday, June 6th 2017

I have had lain in a water bed before. Bet I didn’t like it. I love to lie in my bed and all day long.
Did I say right, Emma?

Wednesday, June 7th 2017

Actually it is very confused , i got 90%

Wednesday, June 21st 2017

i got 100 :D thanks a lot Emma

Wednesday, July 5th 2017

This video let me confuse.
Although I had learnt them in my junior high school, I have foregotten them.
I will learn them step by step.
Thank you Emma-san.

Thursday, August 17th 2017

Oh my Gosh, so confusing!

Tuesday, September 12th 2017

Thank you Emma for this hard lesson. I havesome difficulties the last example. It’s a bit confusing and needs more explanation because it is a passive clause.
Is it right if write : ”the dinner was lying on the table” by using the verb ”to lie” as we say ”my dog was lying on the floor’
But could we also write”the dinner was (or is) lain on the table”, as we say ”He’s lain in a hammock” ?
I understand why even native speakers make this type of mistakes. In that example it is hard to decide if ”lie” or ‘lay” have to be used according the situation. Am I right ? What do you think about it ? Thanks.

Wednesday, September 13th 2017

Thank you Emma

Monday, October 9th 2017

thanks Emma your aewsom

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

Thanks, Emma. Your tutoring is very straight and useful. I lie on my sofa and just watch your videos. perfect.

Thursday, October 19th 2017

Emma!Your good!

Tuesday, October 24th 2017

Thanks Emma ❤️❤️

Friday, December 8th 2017

    Very clear..

    Friday, December 8th 2017

THANK YOU EMMA FOR THE LESSON i got 10/10 after finshing quiz thank you ver mach

Monday, January 15th 2018

Thnkx for the lesson. I am very grateful for this lesson. I had a doubt regarding the “object” in a sentence. The object is the thing or person who receives the action. So in that example i.e. “I lay in my bed”, isn’t bed the object that is receiving the action of the verb ‘lay’?

Wednesday, January 17th 2018

10 correct out of 10! I’m a genius! Just kidding! :D I’ve only got this score because of your great explanation, Emma! Thank you so much! I really appreciate your lessons. ^^

Wednesday, February 7th 2018

You got 5 correct out of 10.


Tuesday, March 6th 2018

Thanks Emaa for your precious to give us.

Stars happiness lies in their fans.

Is it correct or not???

Monday, March 26th 2018

This is perfect lesson. Thank you Emma.

Friday, April 13th 2018

Emma, You are an incredible teacher! Believe me, you
and Rebecca are my most favorite English teachers I’ve met. God Bless you all.

Saturday, April 21st 2018

Thanks Emma!

Friday, May 11th 2018

10 out of 10. not too bad!!! :)
Thanks Emma!

Friday, June 29th 2018

Hello, Emma!
Thanks for this lesson, I didn’t even know that the verb “lie” can be used as smth else except of not telling the truth.
I will be satisfied if you answer me, why in the description of this video ( just above it ) is written “…At the end of the video,..” ? My English teacher always told me the correct form is “At the beginning” but “In the end”.

I need your explanation!

Monday, July 16th 2018


Sunday, July 22nd 2018

i’m really glad you did this lesson, good job teacher

Friday, August 10th 2018

great class and your hair is beautiful!!!

Tuesday, October 9th 2018

Hey Emma i got 10 out of 10…….you are just amazing.thanks for your guidance.Good Luck

Wednesday, November 7th 2018

thanks Emma that’e seems good

Saturday, December 22nd 2018

Thanks Mrs. Emma!

Wednesday, January 23rd 2019

Thank you ma’am. You are awesome

Thursday, February 28th 2019

Hi Emma, your teaching is great.l have a question. Is this sentence grammatically correct? The man lay face downwards on the grass.( Past simple tense).
Thanks for your help.

Saturday, March 30th 2019

Good job!!

Wednesday, May 1st 2019

I ve got 100… But the way I have a question, Can i use “On” before the bed? Sometimes, Ive had a confusion between “On and In” for this sentence, eg I lie on my bed at 2 am. for yr answer thanks in advance Emma…

Friday, May 10th 2019

I typically get mixed up with laid and lain. Your lessons help me tremendously. Thank you, Emma!

Monday, May 20th 2019

Hello Emma, Its situation is very confusion, Lie or Lay,
We have the estudy more, a lot.

Monday, May 27th 2019

Hello Emma, Its situation is very confusion, Lie or Lay,
I will study more, a lot.

Monday, May 27th 2019

Hi, Emma .
i think 4- was lain because no object after it.

Monday, June 10th 2019

My dog lies in front of me.

What is “me” in that sentences? Isn`t “me” also an object?

Sunday, June 30th 2019

“I have just risen from my chair.”

You say there is no object in that sentence. Isn`t a chair by definition an object.

Sunday, June 30th 2019

Thank you Emmma, really helping me

Saturday, August 17th 2019

Greats comments!!!!, I love this section

Tuesday, September 17th 2019

I really was confused of how to used the past tense of “lie”, I should use it as lied or lay…. but now I am no longer confused of that and “lied” is for untruth, but “lay” is for rest and reclining.
thanks a lot teacher Emma

Saturday, October 12th 2019

To be frank, I couldn’t answer even 4 out these 10 questions. But now after watching Emma’s lesson I was able to score ten out of ten. thank you Emma, your lesson is interesting and helpful.

Wednesday, October 16th 2019

Thank you Emma, I got all correct.

Saturday, October 26th 2019

Thanks Emma, this is very educative. Please, what about this words ( lying and laying down ) do they exist? If yes, I`d like to watch the clip as well, thanks once again.

Monday, November 11th 2019

i got sad because i managed to get only 6/10.
But i think there is no point in crying over spilled milk. Let it be. I made a mistake. But no complain, no regrets.
I’m going to watch the video again and try to learn better.
Once i will get the point of the rules,I will be able to use it 100% gramatical.

I wish you all the best in learning English.
Bye ;)

Tuesday, November 26th 2019

Excellent class! I am appreciated for your help!

Tuesday, December 3rd 2019

I like Emma very much. Although I haven’t been here for a long time, I’m trying to watch all the videos Emma recorded before.❤️

Sunday, December 8th 2019

Thanks Emma for the lesson

Tuesday, December 17th 2019

Thanks Emma for the lesson

Tuesday, December 17th 2019

Tnaks Emma, I had to watching carefully twice the video to understand Lay and Lai. They’re difficult words.

Wednesday, January 1st 2020

A difficult lesson, but you taught very well. Thanks so much.

Sunday, April 5th 2020

result 6/10 :(

Monday, April 20th 2020

First I’ve got 80. Then a Ive got 100.

Thursday, April 30th 2020

    Same but I first got 60 and then 100.

    Monday, May 18th 2020

I have gotten 10. Hat’s off to me.

Saturday, June 13th 2020

10/10! Great! I lay on sofa after played basketball.

Sunday, July 5th 2020

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