Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lay vs. Lie


Lay vs. Lie Quiz

Because it was necessary for me to use a form of the word "lay" recently, I had to do a little research. It seemed my English had become a bit rusty and I needed a little primer.

*light bulb comes on*

Thus, I decided to torcher (er ... "torture") you as well.

Come on! It'll be fun! Choose the correct sentence below. Post your answers in comments. I will post the official answers Saturday. As incentive, prizes may be given.

No cheating! You can do it! Onward ... !!!

(P.S. I know for certain that uptight dude in the chair over there is not "lyeing" .....)


1. Choose the correct sentence.

A) I am dizzy and need to lay down.

B) I am dizzy and need to lie down.



2. Choose the correct sentence.

A) When I got dizzy yesterday, I lay down.

B) When I got dizzy yesterday, I laid down.



3. Choose the correct sentence.

A) My brother lies carpet for a living.

B) My brother lays carpet for a living.



4. Choose the correct sentence.

A) Lie the carpet after painting the walls.

B) Lay the carpet after painting the walls.



5. Choose the correct sentence.

A) We need to lay this baby down for a nap.

B) We need to lie this baby down for a nap.



6. Choose the correct sentence.

A) We will know when we have laid this issue to rest when we no longer fight about it.

B) We will know when we have lain this issue to rest when we no longer fight about it.



7. Choose the correct sentence.

A) The lions are laying in wait for their prey.

B) The lions are lying in wait for their prey.



8. Choose the correct sentence.

A) The lions have lain in wait for their prey.

B) The lions have laid in wait for their prey.



9. Choose the correct sentence.

A) I laid the blanket over her as she slept.

B) I lay the blanket over her as she slept.



10. Choose the correct sentence.

A) I will lie my head on my pillow shortly.

B) I will lay my head on my pillow shortly.

.......................... Ruprecht ( STOP )