layed vs laid : Common Errors in English

About layed vs laid

We saw the example of pay elsewhere. A similar thing happens when you change the tense of lay to its past tense. You don't say 'layed'. You say 'laid'.

laid Meaning(s)

  • (s) set down according to a plan:
  • (n) a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
  • (n) a narrative poem of popular origin
  • (v) put into a certain place or abstract location
  • (v) put in a horizontal position
  • (v) prepare or position for action or operation
  • (v) lay eggs
  • (v) impose as a duty, burden, or punishment
  • (s) characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
  • (s) not of or from a profession

layed in News

  • Downed tree lands on power lines near local residence

    A downed tree caused passers-by to stop and look on East Main Street in Henderson. The tree fell toward the street in the front yard of former mayor “Buzz” Fullen’s house at 504 E. Main and layed in t
    on July 6, 2013 Source: Henderson Daily News

laid in News

  1. Photos: Army Spc. Jeremias Ortiz, of Passaic, is laid to rest in Clifton

    Army Spc. Jeremias Ortiz was laid to rest at East Ridgelawn Cemetary in Clifton after a funeral ceremony in Passaic. His family and friends gathered for the services.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Record

  2. Reports of thousands laid off at IBM, including several at Vermont plant

    The national coordinator for the Alliance at IBM said he's combing through reports of thousands laid off from IBM plants around the country. Several of those now-jobless employees are from Vermont's Essex Junction facility. Jason L'Ecuyer, who works in the Essex Junction plant's planning department, said many of those cuts happened in the morning. He took lunch outside of his IBM office to clear ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WPTZ Burlington

  3. Laid-Off Workers At Port Of Catoosa Approved For Benefits

    Laid-off workers at DMI Industries, a wind-tower plant at the Port of Catoosa, are now eligible for an assistance program.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: News On 6 Tulsa

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