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Darwin was not the first to advance a theory of evolution;

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Darwin was not the first to advance a theory of evolution; his tremendous originality lay in the fact that he proposed the idea of natural selection as the means by which evolution worked.
(A) lay in the fact that he proposed the idea
(B) lay in the fact of his proposing the idea
(C) laid in the fact of his proposing the idea
(D) laid in his proposal
(E) lay in his proposal


Should it be D or E ?
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2007, 09:02
'laid' means 'to put' as in "She laid the plate on the table"
'lay' means 'to recline' as in "She lay on the bed"

Going by the meaning...D should be the answer.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2007, 09:21
vineetgupta wrote:
'laid' means 'to put' as in "She laid the plate on the table"
'lay' means 'to recline' as in "She lay on the bed"

Going by the meaning...D should be the answer.


The OA is E .. can't figure out why !
any other explanations?
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2007, 09:30
lay (as past form of lie) equally works with worked.
I like the sound of E.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2007, 09:57
asaf wrote:
lay (as past form of lie) equally works with worked.
I like the sound of E.


ok.. it should be E ..
check out this link ..

http://www.chompchomp.com/handouts/irregularrules02.pdf

hope this helps..
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