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hi! Can u help us with this qn? was wondering why the answer isn’t option. no. 3?  Answer given was option no. 1

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The bedridden patient _______________ in bed the whole month before she finally recovered.

1) lay

2) lays

3) laid

4) lain

Answer

Dear Parent,

Lay has several meanings and one of it refers to the past tense of “lie” which means assuming a horizontal position.

Laid is not the past tense of “lie”. Laid is the past tense of “lay” when you want to express putting an object on a surface or the hen laying eggs.

You can encourage your child to use Cambridge dictionary online.

Feel free to connect with The Learning Anchors. Please refer to the website: 

http://www.thelearninganchors.com/p/about-learning-anchors.html?m=1

All the best to your child’s learning!

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“To lay” means to put or place (something down) and its past tense is laid whereas “to lie” means to rest or recline and its past tense is lay, which is the correct answer to the question.

 

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