Here is the sentence:

Theodora will nuzzle a snake, kiss a frog, and let a tarantula crawl up her arm. But if you were __________ a bowl of lima beans on the dining room table, she would run screaming from the house.

Theodora is worried that you might put a bowl of lima beans on the table. Thus, you need a form of lay. The sentence requires an infinitive. You chose the correct form from the table below. Good job!

Infinitive Definition Simple Present Simple Past Past Participle Present Participle
to lay to put something down lay(s) laid laid laying
to lie to rest or recline lie(s) lay lain lying

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