Question 1 Report
From the words lettered A to D, choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentences.
My father _______ on the floor
The correct option is "has lain". This sentence is in the present perfect tense, which is used to talk about an action that started in the past and continues up to the present moment or has just been completed. The verb "lie" means to be in a horizontal or resting position, and it is an irregular verb with three principal parts: "lie," "lay," and "lain." In this sentence, the subject is "my father," which is singular, so we need a singular verb. Also, the sentence is asking about the position of the father, so we need a verb that describes a position. Therefore, we can eliminate options A and B, which use the verb "lied" instead of "lain." Option C, "have laid," uses the wrong form of the verb "lay." "Lay" is the past tense of "lie," and it means to put or place something in a horizontal position. The correct past participle of "lie" is "lain," which is used in option D. Therefore, the correct option is "has lain," which means that the father is currently in a horizontal or resting position.