A new quiz lies waiting for you

I have a new Grammar Guide quiz (No. 77). This one is all about the tricky verbs lay and lie. An image from a TV news website shared on social media prompted me to finish a quiz that I had started some weeks ago. The nonstandard use of “laid” and “lays” in this image distracted me from the heartbreaking story that was being promoted. I shared it on Instagram.

I think it's time for a quiz on lay and lie. #grammar

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Give Grammar Guide Quiz No. 77 a try.

Edit: A reader told me of a typo in my first question (as of 1:30 p.m. ET Monday, Oct. 26). I am not able to fix that right away (doing my day job and don’t have access), but I will correct it when I can. Thanks to readers who help me find and fix typos!

Second edit: The typo in the first question has been fixed! (as of 7 p.m. ET Monday, Oct. 26)