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Ladybug's sparkly shoes shimmered in the summer sunlight.
shimmered in the
shoes shimmered
shimmered
shimmered in
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Cricket will be playing his violin outside your window all night long.
will be playing his
will be playing
playing
be playing
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Flea and his ten thousand brothers were afraid of the ravenous Dragonfly.
were afraid
were afraid of
were
afraid
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Bee's mother had warned him about Hornet and Wasp's negative influence on his life.
had warned
warned
had
had warned him
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Ladybug put on her favorite spotted dress and went to the spring dance.
put and dance
put
put and went
went to dance
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Ant could lift 50 times his own weight in stale pizza crusts.
could lift in
could
lift
could lift
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Hornet and Wasp are not allowed at the picnic with Ant and Ladybug.
allowed
are allowed at
are allowed
are not
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Mantis brushed her mandibles and washed her hands after the meal with her boyfriend.
brushed her
brushed
brushed her and washed her
brushed and washed
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Bee will be buzzing by flowers and through showers for hours this spring.
buzzing
will be buzzing
will be
be buzzing
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Tick is having a warm, refreshing drink of camper's blood.
drink of
is
drink
is having
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Butterfly fluttered by the fly beside the butter knife.
fluttered
fluttered by
fluttered by the
fluttered by the fly
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Mantis invited her boyfriend over for an afternoon snack.
invited for snack
invited
invited her
invited her boyfriend
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Hornet and Wasp were flying around and looking for trouble.
were flying and looking
flying and looking
were flying
were flying around and looking
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Can you hear Cricket's song in your lawn at dawn?
hear
Can hear
Can you hear
Can you
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Ant ________ his crumbs with his friend Lady Bug until that hungry Spider showed up.
will be sharing
were going to share
was going to share
we're going to share
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Wasp and Hornet ________ around the yard and looking for some luckless fool to sting.
had flown
was flying
were flying
flew
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"If I ________ Bee, I'd mind my own beeswax," said Hornet to his temperamental friend Wasp.
was
were
where
we're
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If Ant ________ that it was going to rain so much, he wouldn't have even came to the picnic.
had known
known
had knew
knows
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Mantis ________ at her bigheaded boyfriend and licking her lips.
was looking
looked
looks
had looked
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Tick ________ very thirsty by the time the campers begin to set up their tents.
had been
has been
is
will be
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After Grasshopper smashed up Spider's bedroom, Spider ________ that it was time to build a new home.
decide
decided
decides
will decide
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Flea ________ of his ten-thousand brothers borrowing his things without asking.
were sick
sick
we're sick
was sick
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Fly ________ the cookie crumbs, but he flew off to find something stinkier.
could a ate
could have eaten
could of ate
could of eaten
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Spider, a natural homebody, ________ a new room to his home below the gutter.
were busy adding
was busy adding
busy adding
we're busy adding
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Wasp ________ Bee with the flowers, but Wasp was much too busy scaring children.
would have helped
would of help
would a helped
would of helped
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"________ too busy eating this dog," said Flea to his parasitic friend Tick.
We're
Were
Where
We
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Fly ________ by Butterfly during Spider's suppertime.
flyed
flied
flown
flew
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Mantis ________ pantless in Kansas.
dances and prancing
danced and prancing
dances and prances
dancing and prances
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Fly ________ the nauseating scent of my locker.
loving
be loving
love
loves
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Moth and Tick ________ a riotous insect party in your sweater.
are throwing
throwing
fin to throw
is throwing
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