English: lie

English verb 'lie' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to lie
Participle: lain; lied
Gerund: lying

Indicative

Present

Ilie
youlie
he;she;itlies
welie
youlie
theylie

Perfect

Ihave lain; lied
youhave lain; lied
he;she;ithas lain; lied
wehave lain; lied
youhave lain; lied
theyhave lain; lied

Past

Ilay; lied
youlay; lied
he;she;itlay; lied
welay; lied
youlay; lied
theylay; lied

Pluperfect

Ihad lain; lied
youhad lain; lied
he;she;ithad lain; lied
wehad lain; lied
youhad lain; lied
theyhad lain; lied

Future

Iwill lie
youwill lie
he;she;itwill lie
wewill lie
youwill lie
theywill lie

Future perfect

Iwill have lain; lied
youwill have lain; lied
he;she;itwill have lain; lied
wewill have lain; lied
youwill have lain; lied
theywill have lain; lied

Subjunctive

Present

Ilie
youlie
he;she;itlie
welie
youlie
theylie

Perfect

Ihave lain; lied
youhave lain; lied
he;she;ithave lain; lied
wehave lain; lied
youhave lain; lied
theyhave lain; lied

Imperfect

Ilay; lied
youlay; lied
he;she;itlay; lied
welay; lied
youlay; lied
theylay; lied

Pluperfect

Ihad lain; lied
youhad lain; lied
he;she;ithad lain; lied
wehad lain; lied
youhad lain; lied
theyhad lain; lied

Conditional

Present

Iwould lie
youwould lie
he;she;itwould lie
wewould lie
youwould lie
theywould lie

Perfect

Iwould have lain; lied
youwould have lain; lied
he;she;itwould have lain; lied
wewould have lain; lied
youwould have lain; lied
theywould have lain; lied

Imperative

youlie
weLet's lie
youlie

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

Iam lying
youare lying
he;she;itis lying
weare lying
youare lying
theyare lying

Perfect

Ihave been lying
youhave been lying
he;she;ithas been lying
wehave been lying
youhave been lying
theyhave been lying

Past

Iwas lying
youwere lying
he;she;itwas lying
wewere lying
youwere lying
theywere lying

Pluperfect

Ihad been lying
youhad been lying
he;she;ithad been lying
wehad been lying
youhad been lying
theyhad been lying

Future

Iwill be lying
youwill be lying
he;she;itwill be lying
wewill be lying
youwill be lying
theywill be lying

Future perfect

Iwill have been lying
youwill have been lying
he;she;itwill have been lying
wewill have been lying
youwill have been lying
theywill have been lying

Conditional

Present

Iwould be lying
youwould be lying
he;she;itwould be lying
wewould be lying
youwould be lying
theywould be lying

Perfect

Iwould have been lying
youwould have been lying
he;she;itwould have been lying
wewould have been lying
youwould have been lying
theywould have been lying

Verbs conjugated like lie

lie, overlie, underlie,

Additional Information

Lie meaning not telling the truth is regular.
Cf. also Old English 'licgan'.

Etymology

"speak falsely," O.E. legan, ligan, earlier leogan (class II strong verb; past tense leag, pp. logen), from P.Gmc. *leugan (cf. O.N. ljuga, Dan. lyve, O.Fris. liaga, Ger. l├╝gen, Goth. liugan), from PIE base *leugh- "to tell a lie."