regular model: work
verbs ending in -e: like

pay - model verbChange -ay to -aid form the preterit and the past participle.
Verbs that follow
this model:
  1. gainsay
  2. inlay
  3. interlay
  4. lay
  5. mislay
  6. outlay
  7. overlay
  8. overpay
  9. prepay
  10. relay
  11. repay
  12. say
  13. underlay
  14. underpay
  15. unsay
  16. waylay

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 'lay' is also a conjugated form of the verb 'lie'.

lay

It is conjugated like: pay
infinitive:
present participle:
past participle:
(to) lay
laying
laid
definition
in Spanish
in French
in Italian

Indicative

presentAlso known as:
present simple or simple present
Ilay
youlay
he, she, itlays
welay
youlay
theylay
simple pastAlso known as:
past simple or preterite
Ilaid
youlaid
he, she, itlaid
welaid
youlaid
theylaid
future
Iwill lay
youwill lay
he, she, itwill lay
wewill lay
youwill lay
theywill lay

Perfect tenses

present perfect
Ihave laid
youhave laid
he, she, ithas laid
wehave laid
youhave laid
theyhave laid
past perfectAlso known as:
pluperfect
Ihad laid
youhad laid
he, she, ithad laid
wehad laid
youhad laid
theyhad laid
future perfect
Iwill have laid
youwill have laid
he, she, itwill have laid
wewill have laid
youwill have laid
theywill have laid

Continuous (progressive) and emphatic tenses

present continuous
Iam laying
youare laying
he, she, itis laying
weare laying
youare laying
theyare laying
past continuous
Iwas laying
youwere laying
he, she, itwas laying
wewere laying
youwere laying
theywere laying
present emphatic
Ido lay
youdo lay
he, she, itdoes lay
wedo lay
youdo lay
theydo lay
past emphatic
Idid lay
youdid lay
he, she, itdid lay
wedid lay
youdid lay
theydid lay

Compound continuous (progressive) tenses

present perfect
Ihave been laying
youhave been laying
he, she, ithas been laying
wehave been laying
youhave been laying
theyhave been laying
past perfect
Ihad been laying
youhad been laying
he, she, ithad been laying
wehad been laying
youhad been laying
theyhad been laying
future
Iwill be laying
youwill be laying
he, she, itwill be laying
wewill be laying
youwill be laying
theywill be laying
future perfect
Iwill have been laying
youwill have been laying
he, she, itwill have been laying
wewill have been laying
youwill have been laying
theywill have been laying

Conditional

present
Iwould lay
youwould lay
he, she, itwould lay
wewould lay
youwould lay
theywould lay
perfectAlso known as:
past conditional
Iwould have laid
youwould have laid
he, she, itwould have laid
wewould have laid
youwould have laid
theywould have laid
present continuous
Iwould be laying
youwould be laying
he, she, itwould be laying
wewould be laying
youwould be laying
theywould be laying
perfect continuous
Iwould have been laying
youwould have been laying
he, she, itwould have been laying
wewould have been laying
youwould have been laying
theywould have been laying

Imperative

present
(you)lay!
(we)let's lay!
(you)lay!

Subjunctive

present
Ilay
youlay
he, she, itlay
welay
youlay
theylay
past
Ilaid
youlaid
he, she, itlaid
welaid
youlaid
theylaid
future
Ishould lay
youshould lay
he, she, itshould lay
weshould lay
youshould lay
theyshould lay

*Blue letters in conjugations are irregular forms. (example)
*Red letters in conjugations are exceptions to the model. (example)

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