Take another look at the sentence:

To ensure that the ragged edges of his essay did not inspire Mrs. Varner’s rage, Jack carefully __________ the fuzzies from the sheets of paper.

The sentence requires the simple past of tear, an irregular verb. Tore is the simple past form.

Verb Simple Present Simple Past Past Participle
tear tear(s) tore torn

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

Try again to escape Grammar Hell!

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