Final -ed Verb Endings: Practice Exercise 3 [Logo]
In each of the following sentences, there are option menus where verb forms should be. From the options presented, highlight the appropriate choice. Submit the quiz using the CHECK ANSWERS button at the end of the exercise. Incorrect answers will be marked with an X and correct answers will get a sideways grin: :)   The computer will also give you the percentage of correct answers. If you miss any, retake the quiz (by reloading the quiz) until you get them all correct.
Quizzes labeled "Practice Exercise" or "Additional Practice" are taken from the ancillary materials for Sentence Sense: A Writer's Guide, by Evelyn Farbman, and are used by the Guide for Grammar and Writing with the kind permission of the book's author and the publisher, Houghton Mifflin.
  1. He didn't to bother her with a trivial question.

  2. Stupidly, we have a big problem for ourselves.

  3. Norman hadn't all night in years.

  4. You did not that the stamps had been forged.

  5. He tried to a disagreement with a silly remark.

  6. Even before he left, we had his restlessness.

  7. Retirement has me that leisure does not need to be dead time.

  8. Yesterday they in Vermont on the way to Quebec.

  9. I used to off the sound of the commercials.

  10. In the past, we and split our firewood ourselves.

  11. After the storm, we for driftwood on the beach.

  12. I kept trying to the Coast Guard.

  13. It was not that we didn't .

  14. When your fishing rod was bent into a question mark, I that it would snap.

  15. You'll just have to clean up that paint.

  16. I'll the floor when I'm finished with the ceiling.

  17. This house has the appearance of a nest.

  18. We all noticed her hands.

  19. That family does not raise children.

  20. I didn't on them to pitch in.

  21. I hid my irritation behind smiles.

  22. He was to be recognized at the tenants' meeting.

  23. All the apartment houses on that block were by the city's health department.

  24. Moving made my mother so mad that she couldn't .

  25. She was by the neighborhood legal services office.

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