Verbal Ability - Selecting Words - Discussion

Discussion :: Selecting Words - Section 1 (Q.No.187)

Pick out the most effective word(s) from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.


My father ...... down for a nap.

[A]. lays
[B]. laid
[C]. lain
[D]. lie

Answer: Option A


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Urjadevmurari said: (May 13, 2013)  
It could have been 'My father laid down for a nap' also. I think both A and B are true. Because the sentence alone does not specify whether it is past or present.

Kushal said: (May 22, 2013)  
It can't be lays. Has to be laid as it's not mentioned of a habitual action.

Kim Aeri said: (Nov 29, 2013)  
Yeah. The sentence does not specify about the tense so it can be laid too.

Saurabh said: (Aug 25, 2014)  
Why can't it be 'laid '?

Anuj said: (Sep 8, 2014)  
According to ans "lay" is used as lays as "s" is used, so it must be first form of verb.

But "lays" mean to put or set something down(not the subject itself)
while lie, lay,lain are used to assume rest in a horizontal position.

So answer should be either "lie" or "lain".

Honey Thakuria said: (Oct 1, 2014)  
Sentence is in present simple, and with he/she/it/name 's' form of verb is used.

Yash Kumar said: (Jan 3, 2015)  
It should be either lies down, or laid down. Since the tense is not mentioned.

Sunil Nair said: (Jun 11, 2015)  
It is obviously "laid". It's quite unusual right now speak of a habitual behaviors.

Aman said: (Sep 1, 2017)  
The Correct option is B.

Aakash said: (Jul 18, 2021)  
To lay down means to put oneself in a position of rest.

So, the correct sentence would be : "My father lays down for a nap".

So, the right Option is A.

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