Hello. I can't seem to figure out which verb is the correct one in this sentence:

A- He has never imagined that behind her eyes lay something so traumatic.

B- He has never imagined that behind her eyes lied something so traumatic.

Thank you for your help and time.

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Mokas posted:

Hello. I can't seem to figure out which verb is the correct one in this sentence:

A- He has never imagined that behind her eyes lay something so traumatic.

B- He has never imagined that behind her eyes lied something so traumatic.

Thank you for your help and time.

Hello, Mokas,

"Lay" and "lied" are the past-tense forms of different verbs that are spelled alike.

"Lied" means "told untruths." Does that help you to decide?

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lie

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