Posted by Danielle on .
Which one of the following sentences is grammatically correct?
A. I really need to lay down.
B. Sit it down over there by the window.
C. I thought it would be best if I were to rise the curtain.
D. The men came today to lay the carpet in the living room.
Let's take B and C first.
Sit doesn't take an object. Example: I will sit and relax a moment.
Rise doesn't take an object. Example: The sun will rise in a few minutes.
Now -- for the tricky verbs -- lay and lie.
Lay means to put and takes an object. Example: Please lay the spoon next to the knife.
Lie means to recline. Example: I wanted to lie in bed until noon.
As you can see, D. is the correct answer.
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