Sit vs. Set. ~sit =
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1. Six Troublesome verbs Using Verbs Correctly
3. Sit vs. set 1. Darnell and I _____ down to play a game of chess.
2. After we had been _____ for a while, he decided to make bread.
3. After Darnell had _____ out the ingredients, he mixed them.
4. We had not _____ the pan in the oven.
5. Then, we almost _____ too long.
4. Practice Page 191, Exercise 6
5. Rise vs. Raise ~rise = “to move upward” or “to go up”. Doesn’t take an object.
~raise = “to lift something up”. Usually refers to objects.
The fans were rising to sing the national anthem.
Fans were raising signs and banners.
The student rose to ask a question.
The student raised a good question.
Prices had risen.
The store had raised prices.
6. Thumbs up Thumbs down
7. Practice Page 192-193, Exercise 7
8. Lie vs. Lay ~lie = “to recline” or “to be in place”. Doesn’t take an object.
~lay = “to place” or “to put”. Usually takes an object.
The silverware is lying on the table.
The waiter is laying silverware beside each plate.
The apple dolls lay drying in the sun.
Aunt Martha laid her apple dolls in the sun to dry.
That bicycle had lain in the driveway for a week.
Bill had laid that bicycle in the driveway.
9. Lie vs. Lay 1. If you are tired, _____ down for a while.
2. _____ your pencils down, please.
3. Two huge dogs _____ by the fire last night.
4. The cat has been _____ on the new bedspread.
5. He had _____ your coats on the bed in my room.
10. Practice Page 194, Exercise 8
Page 195, Review C