Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lies a sense of family: the shared genetic inheritance, or accident, that enables musicians to make music.
(A) Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lies a sense of family
(B) Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lays a sense of family
(C) A sense of family lies inside of the boundaries of artistic rivalry
(D) A family sense lies within artistic rivalryâ€™s boundaries
(E) Within artistic rivalryâ€™s boundaries lays a family sense
Please try to explain with explanations
A it is.
Lay means "to place something down." It is something you do to something else. It is a transitive verb.
eg:Lay the book on the table. (It is being done to something else.)
Lie means "to recline" or "be placed." It does not act on anything or anyone else. It is an intransitive verb.
eg: Lie down on the couch. (It is not being done to anything else.)
---my english teacher used to say that you can only LAY eggs, but you LIE what you lie
He always insisted on using Lie over Lay.