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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #123328: Confusing verbs 2: lie, lay, lied, live, leave
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    Confusing verbs 2: lie, lay, lied, live, leave


    In the test we have drawn your attention to several very similar verbal forms that shouldn't be mixed up. Here are a few more. Good luck !  


    1) TO LIE, LAY, LAIN=> lying:  to be in a horizontal or flat position, as on a bed or the ground.  See test.

    Beware of this irregular verb!  You'll have to take care of not mistaking the THREE FORMS of the verb.

    - When I came into Patty's bedroom, the little girl was lying on her side, but yesterday, she lay on her back. 




    2) TO LAY, LAID, LAID=> laying: to put, or place in a position that is flat; to set down.   

    Here, you have to take care when using the THREE FORMS of the verb too... 

    - Will you please lay the table for me, please, Tony? 



    3) TO LIE, LIED, LIED=> lying (regular verb)= To tell a lie. 

    The three forms are very similar for this verb ("to lie") and the first verb studied above ("to lie, I lay, lain")!

    - I don't want you to lie... Don't be afraid to tell the truth, I won't punish you... 




    4) TO LEAVE, LEFT, LEFT=> leaving: to go out of, or away from, as a place. 

    "Oh please, don't leave me alone here, I'm frightened..." 




    5) TO LIVE, LIVED, LIVED=> to be alive, to continue to have life. 

    I do prefer to live alone... I don' need you here.




    There you are! Easy, isn't it? I'm sure you'll pass the test with flying colours! 



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    1. I had told you not to ! Telling the truth is always easier in the end.

    2. I’d rather in the suburbs than downtown. It’s much too noisy and busy for me.

    3. Would you please on your back on the exam-table, very still during the MRI?

    4. Please, release me. Don’t me locked in at home. I want to be able to go out if necessary.

    5. Can you the table while I cook your eggs, please?

    6. A single punch the boxer down. He was out after this very short fight!

    7. Please, your notes on my desk before going to your seats! No help allowed!

    8. I dream of on white sand rocked by the music of a green sea.

    9. He's gone at last! I thought he would never us alone.

    10. Jeremy is used to his way out of difficulties, looking at you right in the eye.




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