Here is the sentence:
If Della hadn't __________ the leaky take-out container of moo goo gai pan on the top shelf of the refrigerator, she would not have had to mop up the ooze that dripped over four shelves of food.
Della placed the take-out container on the top shelf. Thus, you need a form of lay. Since the sentence has the auxiliary verb had, you need the past 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|