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The play's set was completely painted, but Jennifer laid the freshly-painted board face down on the floor.

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    Yes. It's the past tense of the regular transitive causative verb lay. You can tell it's transitive because it has a direct object noun phrase. Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 2:37

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Yes. It's the past tense of the regular transitive causative verb lay. You can tell it's transitive because it has a direct object noun phrase.

--@John Lawler

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