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10.2 Final -ed: Your Writing

Think about doing something for the first time. List the memorable first times in your life, for example: your first day of school, your first special religious occasion, your first failure, your first moment of triumph, your first day on the job, your first apartment, your first child, your first experience with injustice. Now pick just one event to write about. Imagine the situation in detail and freewrite or cluster thoughts about this one event

  1. Organize your notes into a paragraph, telling what happened in enough detail that your reader can easily imagine the events.
  2. Read your paragraph aloud, listening for the words that end in -ed. Highlight these words by underlining them.

If your teacher or study group would like you to develop this exercise into a longer narrative paragraph, revise it double-spaced on a fresh piece of paper, a word processor, or a class bulletin board.

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