That Troublesome Pair: Lie, Lay
About the That Troublesome Pair: Lie, Lay Lesson
This is a lesson to show the difference between the verbs to lie and to lay. Definitions are included. Students are required to answer questions about this confusing pair.
• to introduce the difficult irregular verb pair, to lie and to lay;
• to teach definitions of the verbs to lie and to lay;
• to emphasize the verb to lay requires a direct object;
• to assess students? understanding of the subject.
Irregular verbs are verbs that can change form to make the main parts of the verb. They are verbs like to think and to write. The main parts of these two verbs are:
? think, thought, thought
? write, wrote, written