Take another look at the sentence:
The students who have Mr. Sebacher for World Literature believe that their professor reads Homer, Dante, and Shakespeare all evening. The reality is that Mr. Sebacher __________ on the couch, eats corn chips, and channel surfs until midnight.
Mr. Sebacher rests on the couch. Thus, you need a form of lie. Since the sentence is present tense, you need the simple present form. Consult the table below or review the rules.
|Infinitive||Definition||Simple Present||Simple Past||Past Participle||Present Participle|
|to lay||to put something down||lay(s)||laid||laid||laying|
|to lie||to rest or recline||lie(s)||lay||lain||lying|