Here is the sentence:

At the beginning of the semester, Joyce anticipated learning about Egyptian archeology. Her interest __________, however, as the monotonous lectures of Dr. Nelson provided facts dustier than mummy wrappings.

The blank requires the simple past of shrink, an irregular verb. You chose shrank, the correct form. Hallelujah!

Verb Simple Present Simple Past Past Participle
shrink shrink(s) shrank shrunk

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