Lv 5

Do these sentences mean the same thing?

A. He put the coin on the table.

B. He laid the coin on the table.

Does sentence B mean he handled the coin more gently than he did in sentence A? Or do these sentences mean the same thing? Thanks!

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago
    Favorite Answer

    They mean the same action but using 'laid' instead of 'put' is more descriptive. By using 'laid' you are making the action sound more vivid and adding more to the character. Without telling the audience, you are subtly saying that they are a more carful/gentle character.

    By saying "He put the coin on the table." It's not as vivid, there's not much to imagine and writing wise its kinda boring and lazy. Plus you aren't adding much to the character so the sentence is kind of pointless as it doesn't add anything (if this is narrative writing).   I would recommend going for option B :)

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    i think they mean the same thing

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