There are a few common errors that many students make. They involve used to, supposed to, old-fashioned, and prejudiced. Add -d or -ed where they are needed in these sentences:

1. I use to be afraid of the dark.

2. Jane is really an old-fashion girl.

3. We are suppose to be home by midnight.

4. That was a prejudice remark if I ever heard one.

5. Do you suppose we can get some ice cream?

6. Prejudice is the act of prejudging.

7. The thing that use to drive me crazy was his gum chewing.

8. They were suppose to preregister to vote.

9. I do not believe that this is a prejudice community.

1. used; 2. old-fashioned; 3. supposed; 4. prejudiced; 5. no change; 6. no change; 7. used; 8. supposed; 9. prejudiced.

Exercise 6.6

Add -d or -ed endings where they are needed. Underline the word that you change and in the blank provided label your reason for the change. Use the labels past for past tense verb, up for verb phrase, and adj for an adjective derived from a verb.

1. Charlotte Corday murder Jean Paul Marat, a famous eighteenth-century French revolutionary, while he was taking a bath. ___________

2. Shredded wheat, the world’s first ready-to-eat dry cereal, was introduce in 1893. ___________

3. In 1956, a trailer truck that was hauling four hundred crates of eggs slammed into the Rhyne Bridge in Charlotte, North Carolina. The bill for the damage truck and bridge came to six thousand dollars. But guess what? Not one egg was broken. ___________

4. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin is a distinguish collection of essays on the hearts and minds of African-Americans. ___________

5. In his paintings, Monet capture the colors of the water lilies and other flowers in his famous ponds and gardens at Giverny, France. ___________

6. The much admire Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is often called the greatest novel of American boyhood.

7. The first zoo in the history of the world was establish in Egypt around 1500 B.C. ___________

8. According to a recent study of hundreds of couples, morning sickness and other pregnancy-related symptoms are experience by one in ten expectant fathers.

9. Yes, the last word in sentence 8 is suppose to be fathers, not mothers. ___________

10. The same study show that one in ten new fathers also suffered from postpartum blues. ___________