Here is the sentence:
The bright floral-print tie __________ against Dr. Kinser's crisp white shirt gives everyone the impression that snow has fallen in the rainforest.
The tie is resting against Dr. Kinser's shirt. Thus, you need a form of lie. The blank requires a present participle. You chose the correct form from the table below. Good job!
|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|