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11.5 Final -s: Using Final -s for Present Tense Verbs

Application 8

Fill each blank with the simple present tense form of the verb given in parentheses after the blank. Put only one word in each blank.

The old house (to sit) in the field, surrounded by trees. The roof (to droop) and the door (to sag) on its hinges. Occasionally a whine (to rise) from the chimney. Then, abruptly, silence (to fall) over me like a soft blanket. I (to tremble) as I (to face) the house. But it (to fascinate) me and it (to draw) me forward.

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