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Phrasal Verbs: Lay

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage:
A
The rules of the sport were laid down early in the nineteenth century.
B
The rules of the game were laid up by great players.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is lay down, which means to establish rules or procedure.
Question 2
Choose the correct usage:
A
The minster laid onto him for his carelessness.
B
His partner laid into him when he arrived two hours late.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is lay into, which means to criticize angrily.
Question 3
Choose the correct usage:
A
He laid in hundreds of dollars for that small car.
B
They couple laid out thousands of pounds on their wedding reception.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is lay out, which means to spend money.
Question 4
Choose the correct usage:
A
They laid on a buffet lunch at the conference
B
They laid in a buffet lunch at the conference.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is lay on which means to organize or supply.
Question 5
Choose the correct usage:
A
The airlines laid away a large number of their employees.
B
The hotel laid off twenty members of their staff.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is lay off , which means to make an employee redundant.
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