Present your analysis of the Linguistic Puzzle ‘They hissed, banged, and faded’ here. Start by introducing relevant data and pointing out the different realizations of the past tense morpheme. Then draw the reader’s attention to the pattern and propose an analysis that accounts for the data. Finish by demonstrating that your analysis makes the correct predictions for some other relevant examples. No need to discuss the irregular verb forms (for instance: ‘to do’ becomes ‘done’, not ‘doed’.) At all times support what you say with relevant data. This is your first attempt at presenting a linguistic argument so do not worry too much yet about following a particular set of style conventions.