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Troublesome Verb Pairs

Sit, Set Lie, Lay Rise, Raise

Sheridan Gurbal

on 7 April 2011

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Transcript of Troublesome Verb Pairs

Sit Set Lie Lay Rise Raise "To rest" "To Recline" Four Prinicple Parts
has lain
is lying I will lie on the grass. My glasses are lying there. NEVER has a direct object "to put down" "to place" Four Principle Parts
has laid
is laying Might have a direct object "to take a seat" "to be in a place" Four Principle Parts
Have sat
Is sitting Usually does NOT have a direct object "To Put" "to place" Four Principle Parts:
Have set
Are Setting Usually has a direct object Set the bench there. People sit in the park. "To get up" "To go up" Four Principle Parts
has risen
is rising Never has a direct object I rise before dawn. The sun rose slowly above the horizon. "to lift" "to move something higher" Four Prinicple parts
has raised
is raising is a regular verb Might have a direct object We raised the anchor. They are raising the sails.
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