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what are the mistakes in this sentence?

Mr.Gappy had ate a few of the lady's marvelous doughnuts.

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  1. The verb ate is incorrect.

    The principal parts of the verb eat are:

    Present: I always eat cereal for breakfast.
    Past: Yesterday I ate pancakes.
    Past participle: I had eaten too many pancakes before I got sick.

    What change do you think you should make in this sentence?

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    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. ate should be eaten?

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    posted by Hannah
  3. Right.

    Mr. Grappy had eaten a few of the lady's marvelous doughnuts.

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    posted by Ms. Sue
  4. Thank you.

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  5. You're welcome.

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