Lie Verb Forms: Past Tense and Past Participle (V1 V2 V3)

Meaning: to be in a horizontal position with your body resting on a surface or another object

Lie Verb Forms V1 V2 V3 V4 V5

Base Form/Infinitive (V1): Lie
Past Tense (V2): Lay
Past Participle Form (V3): Lain
Present Participle/Gerund (V4): Lying
3rd Person Singular (V5): Lies

Lie Past Tense:

Past Tense of Lie is Lay.

Example: Sarah lay juggles.

Lie Past Participle:

Past Participle Form of Lie is Lain.

Example: Sarah has lain juggles.

Lie Present Participle:

Present Participle Form of Lie is Lying.

Example: Sarah is lying juggles.

Lie 3rd Person Singular:

3rd Person Singular of Lie is Lies.

Example: Sarah lies juggles.

lie past tense

Lie Conjugation

Indefinite / Simple Present Tense

  • I lie juggles.
  • We/You/They lie juggles.
  • He/She/It/Adam lies juggles.

Present Continuous Tense

  • I am lying juggles.
  • We/You/They are lying juggles.
  • He/She/It/Adam is lying juggles.

Present Perfect Tense

  • I have lain juggles.
  • We/You/They have lain juggles.
  • He/She/It/Adam has lain juggles.

Present Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I have been lying juggles.
  • We/You/They have been lying juggles.
  • He/She/It/Adam has been lying juggles.

Indefinite / Simple Past Tense

  • I lay juggles.
  • We/You/They lay juggles.
  • He/She/It/Adam lay juggles.

Past Continuous Tense

  • I was lying juggles.
  • We/You/They were lying juggles.
  • He/She/It/Adam was lying juggles.

Past Perfect Tense

  • I had lain juggles.
  • We/You/They had lain juggles.
  • He/She/It/Adam had lain juggles.

Past Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I had been lying juggles.
  • We/You/They had been lying juggles.
  • He/She/It/Adam had been lying juggles.

Indefinite / Simple Future Tense

  • I will lie juggles.
  • We/You/They will lie juggles.
  • He/She/It/Adam will lie juggles.

Future Continuous Tense

  • I will be lying juggles.
  • We/You/They will be lying juggles.
  • He/She/It/Adam will be lying juggles.

Future Perfect Tense

  • I will have lain juggles.
  • We/You/They will have lain juggles.
  • He/She/It/Adam will have lain juggles.

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I will have been lying juggles.
  • We/You/They will have been lying juggles.
  • He/She/It/Adam will have been lying juggles.

Past Tense of Lie Phrasal Verbs

Lie Phrasal Verbs Past Tense
Lie down Lay down
Lie out Lay out
Lie over Lay over
Lie off Lay off
Lie through Lay through
Lie up Lay up
Lie in wait Lay in wait
Lie low Lay low
Lie with Lay with
Lie back Lay back


What is the Future Tense of Lie?

Future Tense of lie is “will lie”.

What is the Present Tense of Lie?

Present Tense of lie is “lie + s/es or ing”.

I/we/you/they lie
He/she/it/singular name lies
Present participle lying

What is the Past Perfect Tense of Lie?

Past perfect tense of take is “had lain”.

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