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ENJOY VERBS
in all their glory!
List everything associated with VERBS!
List everything associated with VERBS!
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
action
linking
main
helping (auxiliary)
state of being
predicate
transitive/ intransitive
principal parts = infinitive,
present participle, past,
past participle
9. tense (past, present,
future, perfect,
progressive)
10. number (agrees with
subject)
11. voice (active and passive)
12. mood (indicative,
imperative, interrogative,
conditional, subjunctive)
13. conjugation
14. can become verbals
15. verb phrase
16. phrasal verbs
Using Active and Passive Voice, p. 23
Example: A talent show was held at my school.
1. It was directed by two eighth-grade teachers.
2. Thirty-seven students tried out.
3. The number of slots was limited by the directors.
4. In the end, fifteen acts were chosen.
5. Dancing, singing, comedy, musical, and drama
routines made the cut.
6. No lip-synch routines were accepted.
7. The show was attended by more than two
hundred parents and community members.
8. They gave it a standing ovation.
9. First-, second-, and third-place prizes were
awarded.
10.Jake Ebersol won first prize for his guitar solo.
Revising with Style, p. 24, Ex. B
1. Spirit was inspired by Native American culture and
traditions.
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
3. Songs, chants, and Native American dances are
featured in Spirit.
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
4. The production was originally created by Buffet for a
PBS special.
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
Revising with Style, p. 24, Ex. B
1. Spirit was inspired by Native American culture
and traditions.
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
Revising with Style, p. 24, Ex. B
1. Spirit was inspired by Native American culture
and traditions.
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
3. Songs, chants, and Native American dances are
featured in Spirit.
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
Revising with Style, p. 24, Ex. B
1. Spirit was inspired by Native American culture
and traditions.
Native American culture and traditions inspired
Spirit.
3. Songs, chants, and Native American dances are
featured in Spirit.
Spirit featured songs, chants, and Native American
dances.
4. The production was originally created by Buffet
for a PBS special.
Buffet originally created the production for a PBS
special.
5. Some of the music in the movie Dances with
Wolves was also composed by Buffet.
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
7. The PBS special was recorded by filmmakers
during Spirit’s premiere performance in Wisconsin.
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
8. The performance was brought to life by a cast of
incredible dancers and musicians.
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
5. Some of the music in the movie Dances with
Wolves was also composed by Buffet.
Buffet also composed some of the music in the
movie Dances with Wolves.
7. The PBS special was recorded by filmmakers
during Spirit’s premiere performance in Wisconsin.
Filmmakers recorded the PBS special during Spirit`s
premiere performance in Wisconsin.
8. The performance was brought to life by a cast of
incredible dancers and musicians.
A cast of incredible dancers and
musicians brought the performance to
life.
Unit 5, Level D, p. 62
1. The driver of the getaway car was arrested and
tried as an accomplice in the daring bank robbery.
3. A judge may be criticized for rulings that appear to
be arbitrary…
4. Behavior considered brazen in one era may be
deemed perfectly acceptable in another.
6. The exodus…is known…
2. Throughout history, nations that are bitter enemies
have sought to annihilate each other.
Throughout history, humans have admired
elephants for their strength, their intelligence,
and their courageous, intrepid behavior. The
largest land mammal, elephants are divided into
two species, named for the continents on which
each is found. The African elephant stands
twelve feet high and weighs up to eight tons.
The Asian elephant is slightly less massive. For
centuries, Asian elephants have been carefully
trained to perform the most arduous of tasks,
such as carrying heavy loads and patrolling
protected forests over rough terrain.
Write a 3-5-sentence paragraph about
warm winters using a mix of active- and
passive-voice verbs.
We think warm winters are no winters at all.
Warm winters would mean no snow, no icicles, and
missed opportunities for warm drinks. Cold weather
is considered symbolic tradition to help everybody
get in the holiday spirit. Without snow there would
be no snowmen, no snowball fights, and no winter
sports. Cold weather is essential to creating winter
memories. [Winter memories are created by cold
weather.]
Write a 3-5-sentence paragraph about warm
winters using a mix of active- and passivevoice verbs.
On the back of your paper, complete the following:
10. Write a sentence about warm winters using at
least one active voice verb. Underline the subject
and the verb.
I don’t know about warm winters.
Someone once told me winters don’t have to
be cold; they can be warm, too.
11.When you finish, re-write the sentence in the
passive voice. Underline the passive voice verb.
Warm winters are not known by me.
I was told about winters by someone.
Changing from Passive to Active Voice
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
sell
hit
instructed
provides
bit
Changing from Passive Voice to Active
Voice
1. A forward pass was thrown by Red to Bill.
2. Water and sunshine are needed by most plants for
growth
3. Now the Atlantic can be spanned by jet airliners in
several hours.
4. Mary was thanked by the committee for her work.
5. An average of twenty-three points per game had
been scored by the team captain.
Changing from Passive Voice to Active
Voice
1. Red threw a forward pass to Bill.
2. Most plants need water and sunshine for growth.
3. Jet airliners can now span the Atlantic in several
hours.
4. The committee thanked Mary for her work.
5. The team captain scored an average of twentythree points per game.
Changing from Passive Voice to Active
Voice
6. This week Tim will be shown the town by Uncle
Frank.
7. The crop was ruined by the early frost.
8. Can good pictures be taken by a beginner?
9. I had not been warned by the townspeople about
the poorly paved road.
10.John was met at the terminal by his cousin Sam.
Changing from Passive Voice to Active
Voice
6.
7.
8.
9.
Uncle Frank will show Tim the town this week.
The early frost ruined the crops.
Can a beginner take good pictures?
The townspeople had not warned me about the
poorly paved road.
10.His cousin Sam met John at the terminal.
Writing in the Active Voice
1. A Tale of Two Cities was written by Charles
Dickens.
2. A very interesting speech about education
was given by the governor.
3. Bad grades are caused by too much television
and not enough studying.
Writing in the Active Voice
1. Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities.
2. The governor gave a very interesting speech
about education.
3. Too much television and not enough studying
can cause bad grades.
4. The singer performed a beautiful rendition of
“The Star Spangled Banner.”
5. Someone has painted the house.
6. I did the artwork displayed on the hall
bulletin board.
Writing in the Active Voice
7. Someone driving a black van delivered the
package.
8. Someone has restored the classic car to its
original color.
9. Someone wishing to remain anonymous
wrote the letter.
Vocab. Unit 4 Passive Voice
1. On page 55, find in one of the odd-numbered
sentences a passive voice verb!
2. On pp. 57 and 58, in the Completing the
Sentence section, find 7 sentences with passive
voice verbs.
Completing the Sentence
3. One of the most controversial figures of his
time, the former president was revered by some
and reviled by others.
8. The treasurer who had absconded with the
company’s funds was quickly captured by alert
federal agents.
10. As soon as I discovered that the project was
being mismanaged, I tried my best to rectify the
situation.
Completing the Sentence
12. The youths who had “borrowed” the car for
joyriding were caught by the police and charged
with larceny.
15. The guardrail was reinforced to prevent cars
from skidding over the edge of the precipice and
falling into the abyss.
Completing the Sentence
18. The steak I’d accidently left in the broiler too
long wasn’t just overdone; it was positively
incinerated.
20. Ancient astrologers developed the idea that
what is fated to happen to a person is determined
by the stars.
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