I'm preparing for some competitive exam and I'm reading an English grammar book, in that I encountered a test on lie and lay, but I do have a doubt on two questions, I don't know whether I'm right or not but let me tell you about my knowledge on usage of lie and lay
- Lie is always used as intransitive verb in all it's forms:
lie lay lain lying
- Lay is used as a transitive verb and also used in passive voice:
lay lay laid laying
Now the two questions and my answers, but I do not know whether my answers are correct or not:
- (Laid,Lain) on its side the child was able to breathe better.
My answer is "lain" because I think there's a need of intransitive verb so obviously it's "lain".
- (Laying,Lying) on its side, the child was able to breathe better.
My answer "lying".