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"The words "lay" and "lie" seem to give many problems both to English speakers and writers. In this quiz, provide the either "lie" or "lay", in the proper tense. Remember, the general rule is that the verb "to lay" takes an object, but "to lie" does not"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
It is time for your nap. (Lay/Lie) down on your bed.
(Lay or lie)
When you are finished reading the book, please (lay/lie)it on the coffee table.
(Lay or lie)
I was so tired last night that I (lay/laid) down at 8:00 p.m. and went right to sleep.
(Lay or laid)
How many eggs were (lain/laid) by the chickens last night?
(Lain or laid)
It amazes me that the chickens had (laid/lain) in the chicken coop for three days and failed to produce a single egg!
(Laid or lain)
George Washington, according to legend, said "I cannot tell a lie, I chopped down the cherry tree." However had he told a whopper, would he have:
Is the following sentence correct? Yesterday afternoon, Margaret laid down for a nap.
From the familiar children's prayer comes this phrase: "Now I lay me down to sleep..." Is "lay" the correct word to use here?
When playing a round of golf, you may hit a ball into the rough and hear someone say he plans to "play it as it lays". Is that correct?
Would it be correct to say, "The dog laid itself down between my girlfriend and me."?
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Compiled Jun 28 12