Note: These are exercises used in classroom and online courses. See the Abacus-es Classes page.
Many contain intentional errors to be fixed. Be sure to look up vocabulary terms as needed.
Lie / Lay Playsheet
Circle the errors in the following.
- Could you lie those Etruscan water skis over there next to where the experimental begonias and the enigmatic Siberian banana sculpture are laying?
- I couldn't rise the somnolent tortoise high enough to be seen above the rising flood of enthusiastic insipient herpetologists.
- I couldn't figure out whether to fall or fell the tree before it falls on its own, so I just cut it down.
- Tiberius couldn't sit the elaborate but somewhat aging eggplant centerpiece so that it would set reliably upright on the table, so he lay it down next to the infuriated Rabbi.
- The imaginary emu lay in the corner of the room blithely laying eggs and knitting thneeds.
- Set it on the couch besides where the querelous scabiosa is laying and the truculent eschscholtzia is setting.
- I couldn't lie down where the peacock had laid yesterday.
- I couldn't lie down where the peahen had laid yesterday.