Penggunaan Lay dan Lie

Penggunaan Lay dan Lie – Layatau lie? Masih membahas seputar pilihan kata yang tepat (word choice) dalam kalimat di Bahasa Inggris. Sama halnya dengan raise dan rise, lay dan lie juga memiliki makna yang mirip tapi berbeda penggunaannnya dalam kalimat. Berikut ini uraiannya!
Penggunaan Lay dan Lie
Laymerupakan kata kerja transitif yakni menggunakan pelengkap dalam kalimatnya. Sedangkan liemerupakan kata kerja intransitive yakni tidak menggunakan pelengkap dalam kalimatnya. Perhatikan:
verb word
past form
participle
lay
laid
laid
verb word
past form
participle
lie
lay
lain
Kalau diperhatikan verb word lay sama dengan bentuk past form dari lie, jadi jangan sampai keliru ya!
To lay means to put, to place or to cause to lie (meletakkan, menempatkan atau menyebabkan sesuatu terbaring/ terletak).
To lie means to recline or to occupy a place (membaringkan atau menduduki suatu tempat).
S
LAY
C
M
Retna
lays
her books
on the table
Retna
laid
her books
on the table yesterday
 Artinya: Retna meletakkan buku-bukunya di atas meja
S
LIE
C
M
Retna
lies
on her bed
Retna
lay
on her bed
Artinya: Retna terbaring di ranjangnya
Contoh:
Incorrect: Don’t forget to lie your homework on the table right now!
Correct   : Don’t forget to lay your homework on the table right now!
Incorrect: He likes to lay down on his favorite sofa.
Correct   : He likes to lie down on his favorite sofa.
Incorrect: Mia lies him down carefully.
Correct   : Mia lays him down carefully.
Incorrect: His coat was laying on the chair.
Correct   : His coat was lying on the chair.
Incorrect: Ron always forgets where he lies his glasses.
Correct   : Ron always forgets where he lays his glasses.
Incorrect: Why don’t they lay down for a while?
Correct   : Why don’t they lie down for a while?
Incorrect: She has lain his notebookon the table by the door so that he won’t forget it.
Correct   : She has laid his notebookon the table by the door so that he won’t forget it.
Incorrect: Melanin, a pigment that lays under the skin, is responsible for skin color.
Correct   : Melanin, a pigment that lies under the skin, is responsible for skin color.
Incorrect: Would you mind if I lie down my body for a while?
Correct   : Would you mind if I lay down my body for a while?
Incorrect: He is laying down on the floor and looking so tired.
Correct   : He is lying down on the floorand looking so tired.
Penggunaan Lay dan Lieperlu diperhatikan apakah kalimatnya memiliki pelengkap atau tidak. Jangan sampai keliru ya! (baca: penggunaan raise dan rise)

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