Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

SHIFTS IN VERB TENSE, MOOD, AND VOICE

No description
by

Annie Weber

on 1 April 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of SHIFTS IN VERB TENSE, MOOD, AND VOICE

EXAMPLES
Incorrect: The archeologists could see the effects of vandalism as the Mayan tomb was entered.

Correct: The archeologists could see the effects of the vandalism as they entered the Mayan tomb.
ACTIVE/PASSIVE EXAMPLE:
Jon sells hotdogs.
What is the grammatical subject? Jon
What is the action in the sentence? Selling hot dogs.
Does Jon do the selling? Yes, therefore the sentence is active.
The hotdogs are sold (by Jon).
What is the grammatical subject? The hot dogs.
What is the action in the sentence? Selling.
Does the hot dogs do the selling? No, therefore, the sentence is passive.

shifts in tense
Changing in one verb tense to another throughout a paragraph.
Indicates when an action takes place (past, right now, or in the future)
When used correctly it helps readers understand time changes with your writing.
Generally, you should write in the present or past tense and maintain that tense throughout your sentence.

EXAMPLES
Incorrect: The painter studied the scene and pulls a fan brush decisively from her cup.

Correct: The painter studied the scene and pulled a fan brush decisively from her cup.
shifts in voice
Usually occurs while shifting from active voice to passive voice.
active voice: If the grammatical subject of the sentence performs the action indicated by the verb, the sentence is active.
passive voice: If the grammatical subject of the sentence does not perform the action but is the recipient of the action, the sentence is passive.
shifts in mood
A mood shows a writers attitude towards what he/she is saying
Verbs in English have three moods:
Indicative-states an actuality or a fact
Imperative-makes a request
Subjunctive-expresses a doubtful condition (contrary to fact) and is often used with an "if" clause.
EXAMPLES
Incorrect: In learning a second language, arm yourself with basic vocabulary, and it is also important to practice speaking aloud daily.

Correct: In learning a second language, arm yourself with basic vocabulary, and practice speaking aloud daily.
SHIFTS IN VERB TENSE, MOOD, AND VOICE
SOURCES
http://www.talkenglish.com/Grammar/mood.aspx

http://www.uno.edu/lrc/writingcenter/documents/SHIFTS-ACTIVE-AND-PASSIVE-VOICE.pdf

Subject and Strategy: A Writer's Reader.
by Paul Eschholz and Alfred Rosa
Full transcript