Do you know what the difference is between ‘lie’ and ‘lay’?
Lie means “to recline”. It’s an intransitive verb which means it does not take a direct object.
I am lying on the bed.
Lay means “to put” or “to place”. It’s a transitive verb which means it takes a direct object.
I am laying the shirt on the table.
There is one tricky part, the past tense of ‘lie’ is ‘lay’. Also, the past tense of ‘lay’ is ‘laid’. So, you have to be careful which you use.
Also, remember that ‘lie’ also has another meaning and that meaning is “to not tell the truth”.