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L ie, Lying, Lay, Lain versus Lie, Lying, Lied, Lied
 
Lesson 6-30
Prompt:"Lie" means to be at rest, to rest. As an intransitive verb, its forms are: lie, lying, lay, lain. Examples: 1) Lie down. 2) Lying in the sun dries our skin. 3) The parcels lay on the table. 4) We have lain in the sun for thirty minutes.
 
"Lie" as a verb form means to make an untrue statement; a falsehood. As an intransitive verb form its forms are lie, lying, lied, lied. Examples: 1) Please don't lie to me. 2) He was punished for lying. 3) They lied to their parents. 4) They have lied before.
Directions:Click to select the correct word usage in the following sentences.
1.She (lay) (lied) down to rest.
2.Lying on the table was the watch. It had (lain) (lied) there for a week.
3.The statement was an obvious lie. We were sure that person had (lain) (lied) to us.
4.Lying on the beach is relaxing. Yesterday we (lay) (lied) there until we had to go home.
5.I like to lie on a couch. Yesterday I (lay) (lied) there as long as I could.
6.I have (lain) (lied) on the couch everyday this week.
7.Lying to others is a poor practice. Have you (lain) (lied) to your friends?
8.Did the little boy tell a lie when he said, "I have not (lain) (lied) about the money?"
9.The word "lie" also means to be at rest. We have often (lain) (lied) on the grass to look at the clouds.
10.To get what he wants he often (lay) (lied) to others.