Learn how to conjugate the irregular English verb lie with the below conjugation table. To listen to the audio pronunciation for each conjugation, simply click on the speaker icon next to the conjugated tense. To practice and test yourself on the English verb lie, first add it to your verb list by clicking on the Add to My Verbs button above.

Indicative

Present simple

  • I lie
  • you lie
  • he lies
  • we lie
  • you lie
  • they lie

Past simple

  • I lay

    Variations

    • lied
  • you lay

    Variations

    • lied
  • he lay

    Variations

    • lied
  • we lay

    Variations

    • lied
  • you lay

    Variations

    • lied
  • they lay

    Variations

    • lied

Future

  • I will lie
  • you will lie
  • he will lie
  • we will lie
  • you will lie
  • they will lie

Present continuous

  • I am lying
  • you are lying
  • he is lying
  • we are lying
  • you are lying
  • they are lying

Past continuous

  • I was lying
  • you were lying
  • he was lying
  • we were lying
  • you were lying
  • they were lying

Future continuous

  • I will be lying
  • you will be lying
  • he will be lying
  • we will be lying
  • you will be lying
  • they will be lying

Present perfect

  • I have lain

    Variations

    • have lied
  • you have lain

    Variations

    • have lied
  • he has lain

    Variations

    • has lied
  • we have lain

    Variations

    • have lied
  • you have lain

    Variations

    • have lied
  • they have lain

    Variations

    • have lied

Pluperfect

  • I had lain

    Variations

    • had lied
  • you had lain

    Variations

    • had lied
  • he had lain

    Variations

    • had lied
  • we had lain

    Variations

    • had lied
  • you had lain

    Variations

    • had lied
  • they had lain

    Variations

    • had lied

Future perfect

  • I will have lain

    Variations

    • will have lied
  • you will have lain

    Variations

    • will have lied
  • he will have lain

    Variations

    • will have lied
  • we will have lain

    Variations

    • will have lied
  • you will have lain

    Variations

    • will have lied
  • they will have lain

    Variations

    • will have lied

Present perfect continuous

  • I have been lying
  • you have been lying
  • he has been lying
  • we have been lying
  • you have been lying
  • they have been lying

Pluperfect continuous

  • I had been lying
  • you had been lying
  • he had been lying
  • we had been lying
  • you had been lying
  • they had been lying

Future perfect continuous

  • I will have been lying
  • you will have been lying
  • he will have been lying
  • we will have been lying
  • you will have been lying
  • they will have been lying

Subjunctive

  • I would lie
  • you would lie
  • he would lie
  • we would lie
  • you would lie
  • they would lie

  • I would be lying
  • you would be lying
  • he would be lying
  • we would be lying
  • you would be lying
  • they would be lying

  • I would have lain

    Variations

    • would have lied
  • you would have lain

    Variations

    • would have lied
  • he would have lain

    Variations

    • would have lied
  • we would have lain

    Variations

    • would have lied
  • you would have lain

    Variations

    • would have lied
  • they would have lain

    Variations

    • would have lied

  • I would have been lying
  • you would have been lying
  • he would have been lying
  • we would have been lying
  • you would have been lying
  • they would have been lying

Imperative

Affirmative

  • (you) lie
  • (we) Let's lie
  • (you) lie

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