Directions (84-85): In the following two questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Chose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate circle in the Answer Sheet.
Q. The poor woman………..the kettle on the fire and went outside.
  • a)
    lain
  • b)
    lay
  • c)
    laid
  • d)
    none of these
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

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Answers

Lain means to be in or assume a horizontal or resting position on a supporting surface. 

Lain means to be in or assume a horizontal or resting position on a supporting surface.
Lain means to be in or assume a horizontal or resting position on a supporting surface.