by Christa MaasOs verbos “lay” e “lie” são confundidos com muita freqüência.
“lay” se usa com um objeto direto. “Você deita algo”.
You lay something down. (lay= present tense)
She laid the paper on the table (laid= past tense)
This explanation has been laid out nicely (laid = participle)
“lie” não precisa de objeto e quer dizer “estar deitado”.
I lie on the beach every summer ( lie= present tense)
I lay on the beach last weekend (lay= past tense)
He has lain in bed all week because he was sick (lain=participle)
“Lie” também pode significar “mentir”. Neste caso a conjugação do verbo é regular:
Lie, lied, lied
Fill in the missing verbs:
1. Yesterday, the trash ____________ on the street.
2. I like to ___________ down after lunch.
3. __________ the bag down. It´s very heavy.
4. My cat and my dog ____________ down together.
5. That wasn´t true. You _________ to me.
6. That food has been _____________ on the buffet table all morning.
7. I have __________ out your evening clothes for you.
8. They have been ____________ on the couch all afternoon.
9. He ___________ the flowers on the table and they ______ there all day.
10. Are you tired? Why don´t you _____________down?
11. The policeman told the robber to __________ down that gun and ________ on the ground with his hands above his head. So the robber obeyed. He ___________ down the gun and ______________ down.
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