Example of Troublesome Verb Pairs:
• Some verb pairs are often c<
■ The verb sit means "to take a seat' place." Its principal parts are sit, s rarely has a direct object.
Please sit by me. I sat by the fire. 1
■ The verb set means "to put" or "to pi; parts are set, set, set, setting. It usu; object.
Set the box down. Did you set it dowr
■ The verb lie means "to rest" or "to n pal parts are lie, lay, lain, lying. It m object. Note that lay is its past form.
I will lie down awhile. Your coat is It has lain there a week The fox lay
■ The verb lay means "to put down" principal parts are lay, laid, laid, layii direct object.
Where has he laid it? Lay it there.
■ The verb rise means "to get up" or "t< cipal parts are rise, rose, risen, risin, direct object.
Will you please rise. The flag rose.
■ The verb raise means "to lift" or "to principal parts are raise, raised, raise have a direct object.
Raise your voice. I raised the flag. Is he USAGE: Troublesome Verb Pairs
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