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2.6 Verbs: A Verb's Four Forms

Application 14

Complete the following passage in the simple past tense by adding the simple past form of the verb {in fancy brackets} after each space. All the words you add will end in -ed. The first one is done for you.

The kids stayed {to stay} in the water so long that their lips {to turn} blue. They {to race} across to the island where Felicia {to spot} a beaver last week. We {to call} to them several times, but they never {to answer} us. The children {to return} eventually, in their own sweet time, and then they {to ignore} us as we {to lecture} them about taking risks in the water. While we {to sputter}, they just {to warm} themselves around the fire and {to grin} with silent pride.

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