Take another look at the sentence:

Using bites of bologna as bribes, Diane convinced Reliable, her beagle, to lie still, and then she __________ each of his eighteen toenails.

The sentence requires the simple past of cut, an irregular verb that never changes form. Cut is the simple past.

Verb Simple Present Simple Past Past Participle
cut cut(s) cut cut

Cuted, the form you chose, is a spelling error. Before you continue, review the rules for irregular verbs.

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