posted by Phil .
6a. I lay my book on the table, but now I cannot find it.
6b. I laid my book on the table, but now I cannot find it.
I chose B. could you please explain?
Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help forum. "I cnnot find it NOW" implies that you had already put the book on the table = past tense. Yes, it is B.
The parts of the verb to lie (meaning to recline) are:
lie, lay (past), have lain (past participle
The parts of the verb to lay (meaning to place or put) are:
lay, laid (past), have laid (past participle)
As Sra said, B is the correct answer.