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    Question Sentence Help

    Is the underlined word correct or is it the word in "" i think the answer is the word underlined let me know if im correct.

    Did you set these papers on the desk?"sit"

    Rick laid his books on the bed."lay"

    I laid in the hammock and read yesterday."lay"

    The boys rose before noon."rised"

    Did you lay the wiood on the fire?"lie"

    Im almost positive that im right but i just want to make sure
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    Re: Sentence Help

    #3 should be, "I lay in the hammock..."

    In this case, lay is the past tense of the intransitive verb to lie, meaning rest or recline.

    Sentences #2 (past) and #5(present) are the correct uses of the transitive verb to lay, meaning put something down somewhere.

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