Verbal Shifts In Voice and Mood Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.8.1.D

Core Standard

There are many instances where a sentence will have two or more verbs. It is imperative that the verbs stay in the same voice and don't undergo a shift. This can confuse the reader as to the intent of the author. If you compose your sentence with an active voice it will normally flow better. When in doubt, go with an active voice. The passive voice is much better used when there are several unknowns in the sentence. These worksheets will have students rewrite and compose sentences that strive to maintain a consistent voice throughout the sentence.









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