Take another look at the sentence:
The stack of work rested in the middle of the desk. Thus, you need a form of lie. Since the sentence is past tense, you need the simple past form. Consult the table below or review the rules.
Lied, the answer you chose, does not appear on the table; lied is a spelling error.
|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|