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Basic Composition
Two Uses of -ed in Regular Verbs: Paragraph Assignment
March 11, 1999

Examples of verbs using "-ed" endings:

Simple Past:

bulletI lived in Quebec City.

Perfect Tenses:

bulletI have lived in a number of cities and towns.
bulletI had lived in Vancouver before I lived in Quebec City.
bulletI will have lived in Vancouver for 19 years this May.

Paragraph Assignment

Write about the different places you have lived. Use one of each of the four sample sentences in your paragraph. Change the details to match your examples and give one important detail about each place. Write a topic sentence, indent five spaces, and please double space your writing. Teacher Writing Sample


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