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lay OR lie Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests understanding of the differences between lay and lie.

1. I'm not feeling well. I'm going to _____ down for an hour.

lay
lie
a) lay b) lie

2. Could you _____ the cookies out on a tray?

lay
lie
a) lay b) lie

3. The baby's _____ in the stroller in the hallway.

lying
laying
a) lying b) laying

4. They've _____ the new grass, but they haven't watered it yet.

laid
lain
a) laid b) lain

5. I _____ on the sofa for a while but I didn't fall asleep.

lied
lay
a) lied b) lay

6. My neighbour _____ about the cost of the fence materials.

lied
laid
a) lied b) laid

7. The envelopes have been _____ on my desk since Friday.

laying
lying
a) laying b) lying

8. Is it okay if my grandma _____ down on this bench?

lays
lies
a) lays b) lies

9. The chickens _____ their eggs. Now we're waiting for the eggs to hatch.

have laid
have lain
a) have laid b) have lain

10. I'm sunburnt. I _____ out in the sun all day yesterday.

lay
lied
a) lay b) lied

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