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Vowel Sounds
/ay/ /ey/

Sound-Spelling Pattern

Verb Pair

lie-lay

to lie to lay
+ direct object
lie /ay/
lay /ey/
lain /ey/
lying /ay/
lay /ey/
laid /ey/
laid /ey/
laying /ey/

lie or lay
Audio
Fill-in-the-Blank

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  1. My four cats like to __VERB__ in the sun.
  2. Nyack __VERB__ on the banks of the Hudson River.
  3. __VERB__ down. You need to take a rest.
  4. The bricklayer has been __VERB__ bricks for three hours.
  5. I like to __VERB__ on the floor and watch the news.
  6. Why did you __VERB__ your coat on the sofa? Put it in the closet.
  7. My notebook is __VERB__ on the corner of the desk..
  8. Every day when I come home, I __VERB__ my jacket on the sofa.
  9. Why does that cat do nothing but __VERB__ around all day?
  10. That cat has __VERB__ in the sun all day.
  11. It's time to __VERB__ down the law to that criminal.
  12. What a lazy cat! She has been __VERB__ here all day.
  13. In only three hours the bricklayer__VERB__ the entire sidewalk.
  14. Your coat is always __VERB__ on the sofa. Why don't you put it away!
  15. You've been __VERB__ there entirely too long. Get up!
  16. What is that __VERB__ on the bed?
  17. How long has your coat been __VERB__ on the bed?
  18. How long has your coat __VERB__ on the bed?
  19. Yesterday she __VERB__ on the sofa and read the book about Albania.
  20. I thought I __VERB__ my keys on the kitchen table; I can't find them.

Fill-in-the-Blank:

  1. My four cats like to __________ in the sun.
  2. Nyack __________ on the banks of the Hudson River.
  3. __________ down. You need to take a rest.
  4. The bricklayer has been __________ bricks for three hours.
  5. I like to __________ on the floor and watch the news.
  6. Why are you __________ your coat on the sofa? Put it in the closet.
  7. Yesterday she __________ on the sofa and read the book about Albania.
  8. Every day when I come home, I __________ my jacket on the sofa.
  9. Why does that cat do nothing but __________ around all day?
  10. That cat has __________ in the sun all day.
  11. It's time to __________ down the law to that criminal.
  12. What a lazy cat! She has __________ here all day.
  13. In only three hours the bricklayer __________ the entire sidewalk.
  14. Your coat is always__________ on the sofa. Why don't you put it away!
  15. You've been __________ there entirely too long. Get up!
  16. What is that __________ on the bed?
  17. How long has your coat been __________ on the bed?
  18. How long has your coat __________ on the bed?
  19. My notebook is __________ on the corner of the desk.
  20. I thought I __________ my keys on the kitchen table; I can't find them.