Inappropriate Shifts in Verb Voice and Mood


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When a sentence is written in active voice...

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1. When a sentence has two or more verbs...

2. Identify what is wrong with the following sentence: 'We swam in the ocean, then our wet clothes were dried out by the hot sun.'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood affects the interpretation of your writing, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of these grammatical elements. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include identifying active and passive voice and types of mood.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Active voice
  • Different types of mood
  • Characteristics of mood
  • Multiple verbs and voice

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as subjunctive mood and indicative mood
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the problem in given sentences regarding verb shifts
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the differences between active voice and passive voice

Additional Learning

You can review the lesson, Inappropriate Shifts in Verb Voice and Mood, for further study on the following topics:

  • The three types of mood and how they differ
  • Changing verb voice for clarity
  • What is a direct object and what is its relationship to active and passive voice
  • Why active voice is preferred over passive voice