layed vs laid :

layed vs laid

layed or laid

Laid is the correct past tense for 'lay' which often means to place something against the ground or a surface in a position of rest.

"You wouldn't believe John laid the books on the table and left."

Layed is no longer considered a proper word and only has archaic properties. It can only be used to invite an old age feeling, no one uses it outside that.

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  • 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  set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"
    stones laid in a pattern
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