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LIE, LIE OR LAY?

INFINITIVE

PRESENT PARTICIPLE

SIMPLE PAST

to lie

[ laI ]

lying

[ laI I]

lay

to lie

[ laI ]

lying

[ laI I]

lied

[ laId ]

lied

[ laId ]

to lay

[ leI ]

laying

laid

[ leId ]

laid

[ leId ]

[ leI I]

[ leI ]

PAST PARTICIPLE

lie - 'to be down' - The girl lies on the bed asleep.

lie not to tell the truth He usually lies to his mother.

lay to put down flat' Please lay down your pencils and listen to your teacher.

lain [

leIn ]

Fill the gaps with laid, lain and lied


1.

Have you the table yet, Peter?

2.

Gosh! How my feet ache. I haven't down all day.

3.

Have you ever to your mother?

4.

Minnie Cat has still in her basket all morning.

5.

He has to parliament. He must resign.

6.

He fell into the trap that the intelligence services had for him.

7.

Joel had never before eyes on such a beautiful woman.

8.

The ring has at the bottom of the river for centuries.

9.

If you hadn't to me about it, I wouldn't have got so angry.

10. He's been off from his job.


11. Our chickens haven't any eggs in a week.
12. The builders' tools have around the garden all month.
13. If only you had to them, you would have saved yourself a whole lot of trouble.
14. She really into him about his getting drunk every Saturday night.
15. He was when he said that he didn't see anyone there.
16. She about her experience in order to get that job.
17. You'll feel much better if you just down and rest for a while.
18. He the books on the table.
19. The hens aren't any eggs this week.
20. Why did they so many employees off at that company last year?
21. I am going to down on the couch.
22. Last night I awake in bed, thinking about my life.
23. My chickens 20 eggs yesterday.
24. Martha's cat next to her when she reads.
25. Bill his comb on the counter after he combed his hair.
26. The police officer told him to down his gun.
27. Do you plan to on the grass all day?
28. Don't you ever a finger on him again!
29. I have been in the sun all day.

SAY OR TELL?

You say something

You tell someone something

Ram said that he was tired.

Ram told Jane that he was tired.

Anthony says you have a new job.

Anthony tells me you have a new job.

Tara said: "I love you."

Tara told John that she loved him.

Fill the gaps with the correct form of say or tell.


1.

They on the news that everyone survived.

2.

Come on. me everything.

3.

You know what they about Bangkok, don't you?

4.

Mummy! The teacher a rude word in class today.

5.

I hate the way she keeps me what to do.

6.

Richie the same thing over and over again.

7.

What did you to him?

8.

What did you him?

9.

He gave me his email address but he wouldn't what his phone number was.

10. He wouldn't me his phone number.


11. I thought she was my friend until I found out she'd all my secrets to everyone.
12. They that John's really mean with money.
13. He me I wasn't invited to the wedding.
14. She me all about her holiday in Sicily.
15. I couldn't understand a word of what he was trying to to me.
16. He me this funny story about what happened to him on holiday.
17. He wouldn't what the problem was.
18. Anthony that he was hungry.
19. Tara me that you were ill.
20. He everybody that he is French.
21. He to me that he was angry.
22. The doctor her: "Lie on the couch."
23. She, "That's a great idea!"
24. He that it had snowed the week before.
25. She me that Bangkok was hot.
26. James him to shut up.
27. him to have a drink and relax.