|Certain pairs of verbs can be easily confused. In each pair, one verb is transitive (takes an object) while the other verb is intransitive (does not take an object). In these pairs, the transitive verb is regular, with –ed as its past and participial forms. (Laid was originally layed.) The intransitive verb is irregular. These just have to be memorized. When you aren’t sure which one to use, first decide whether the verb is transitive or intransitive and choose accordingly. Lay, fell, raise, and hang are transitive. Lie, fall, rise, and hang are intransitive. Choose the correct form for the missing verb in each sentence.