Exercise 6

Using Lay and Lie Correctly

Directions: In the exercise that follows, you will read sentences that contain blanks. These blanks will require the appropriate forms of lay or lie.

To keep track of your answers, print the accompanying handout. Below is a quick review chart.

Infinitive Definition Simple Present Simple Past Past Participle Present Participle
to lay to put something down lay(s) laid laid laying
to lie to rest or recline lie(s) lay lain lying

For a more detailed explanation of these two tricky verbs, consult the rules before you begin.

Disclaimer: All prizes in this exercise are cyber, which means they have no physical reality and cannot be collected for use in the material world.

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