Verbal Shifts Worksheets To Print:
Verb Errors - You are
going to need to tinker with these sentences a bit. Check for verb consistency in the following sentences.
Change the second verb in each sentence to match the underlined verb.
Avoiding Gear Changes - You
will find a bunch of errors in this one. Rewrite the entire paragraph fixing all the mistakes along the way.
Recognizing and Correcting Verbal
Shifts - A magnifying glass would come in handy here. Check for consistencies in voice and mood in the following sentences. If there is more than
one verb in the sentence, consider the first verb to be correct.
Stay Away! - The paragraph about
Sam has some really big hiccups. Fix it by writing the entire paragraph over.
Busy Mom -
The paragraph about a mom that works in excess of 50 hours a week has many verb-related mistakes.
- Choose the option that correctly fixes the verb error in each
sentence. I would also recommend that you circle the word or phrase you are replacing in each sentence.
- Check for verb consistency in the following sentences. The underline area should give you hint as to what is missing.
Clean It Up and Up
- Determine the main tense and write it on the line given. Then reread the passage and find the six verbs that shift incorrectly from the main tense. Circle these
Pace Changes -
Choose the verb that will correct the inappropriate shift in each
of the following sentences.
in Voice - Rewrite the sentence on the line below it so that
it no longer contains an inappropriate shift in voice.
- Write the form of the verb that will correct the error on the line. Write
the form of the verb that will correct the error on the line.