Lay/Lie

Lay: A transitive verb meaning to place or put; it requires a direct object.

Lie: An intransitive verb meaning to recline or rest; it never has a direct object.

Example Sentences: The teacher told us to lay down our pens because the test was done. Now that the test is over, I can finally lie down and rest.

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