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