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I asked him to do me a favour.
I pleased him to do me a favour.
Also possible:
I thanked him for his lovely present.

To please means to give pleasure to: I worked hard to please my teacher.

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Rosie tried to found her lost book.
Rosie tried to find her lost book.

To find is a very common verb meaning to get back a thing lost. It's principal parts: find, found, found.

There is, however, another verb to found, meaning to establish: He founded the school fifty years ago.

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Sarah denied to take the money.
Sarah refused to take the money.
John refused that he'd done it.
John denied that he'd done it

To refuse means not to take what is offered or not to do what one is asked to do. To deny means to answer in the negative or to say that a statement isn't true.

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I'm going to lie down for an hour.
I'm going to lay down for an hour.
Please lay out the exam papers on the desk.
Please lie the exam papers on the desk.

Lie (= to rest) is an intransitive verb and never has an object. Lay (= to put) is a transitive verb and always requires an object. Their principal parts are lie, lay, lain, and lay, laid, laid.

Lie, lied, lied is to tell an untruth: He has lied to me. Lay, laid, laid also means to produce eggs: The hen has laid an egg. (Idiom: Lay the table is to prepare the table for a meal.)

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The meeting will take part soon.
The meeting will take place soon
I'll take place in the meeting.
I'll take part in the meeting.

To take place means to happen or to be held, while to take part means to be involved in.

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