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Troublesome Verbs

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sit
to assume a sitting position or occupy a seat
set
to place something in position or make something rigid
lie
to recline, to rest, or to remain in a reclining position
lay
to put something down or place something somewhere (Chickens lay eggs.)
rise
to go up or to swell up
raise
to lift something up, to help something grow, or collect a number of objects (raise money)
take
use when the motion is going away from (the speaker)
bring
use when the motion is going toward (the speaker)
lend
to borrow temporarily
loan
a noun; what is being borrowed with the intent of returning it to the owner