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
Last edited by alyssabc; 05-Jun-2008 at 17:36.
#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.