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8.1b. Form and Use Verbs in the Active and Passive Voice

Change into Proper Passive or Active Sentences
Write eight sentences in the proper voice.
Change Sentences from Active to Passive
Write eight sentences in the passive voice.
Change Sentences from Passive to Active
Write eight sentences in the active voice.
How was the World Made?
In this story, there are seven verbs that need to be in the passive voice. To edit the text, click on a word and make your changes.

8.1d. Recognize and Correct Innapropriate Shifts in Verb Voice and Mood

Conquistadores and the Aztecs
Rewrite the underlined words, so that there are no inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood. A writer must keep history in the past tense!
Conquistadores and the Inca
Rewrite the underlined words, so that there are no inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood. A writer must keep history in the past tense!
Recognize and Correct Inappropriate Shifts in Verb Voice and Mood
Write six sentences using correct verb tense.

CCSS Grade 8 Formative Assessments

Basquiat
Proofread the underlined words or phrases with the appropriate corrections.
Bob Dylan
Correct the following seven errors in the passage below.
Chinese Porcelain Ceramics
Find and correct the mistakes in the underlined words or phrases.
Circumnavigating the Globe
Correct the following seven errors.
Global Warming
Correct the following five errors in the passage below.
Immune System
Correct the underlined words or phrases with the appropriate changes.
Lyndon Johnson
Correct the following errors (7) in the passage below.
Medgar Evers
Correct the following nine errors in the passage below.
Michelle Obama
Correct the following errors (9) in the passage below.
Middle Eastern Cuisine
Correct the underlined words or phrases with the appropriate changes.
National Dictionary Day!
Correct the underlined words or phrases with the appropriate changes.
New York City Ballet
Correct the following 10 errors in the passage below.
Paul Newman
Correct the following ten​ errors in the following passage.
Plants: Bee Gardens
Find and correct the 7 errors in this passage.
Plants: Cactus Photosynthesis
Find and correct the 7 errors in this passage.
Plants: What's in a Bean?
Find and correct the 10 errors in this passage.
Renaissance: The School of Athens
Find and correct the 8 errors in this passage.
Serena Williams
Correct the following underlined errors.
Sister Structures
Correct the following underlined errors.
The Beatles
Correct the following eleven​ errors in the passage below.
The Earth is Getting Warmer
Correct the following eight errors in the passage below with the appropriate​ changes.
The Eiffel Tower
Correct the following nine errors in the passage below.
The Little Prince
Correct the following nine errors in the passage below.
The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
Correct the ten​ errors in the passage below.
The Sacredness of Mountains
Correct the following 9 errors in the passage below.
The Supremes
Correct the following eleven errors in the passage below.
The United States Service Academies
Please correct the twelve errors in the passage below.