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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?

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    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.

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    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.

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