Take another look at the sentence:

Larry stuck a dead grasshopper in the cake batter and then put the pan into the hot oven to bake. He planned to serve a slice to his little sister Stephanie, who had tore his favorite basketball jersey.

The third verb, had tore, is incorrect. This verb requires the past participle torn because of the auxiliary verb had.

Tear is an irregular verb; the chart below shows its forms.

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

Stuck, the verb you chose, is perfectly correct. Before you continue, review the rules for irregular verbs.

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