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Grade 8 Tenses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
Which choice correctly changes the sentence below, written using passive voice, into a sentence using active voice?

It is believed by the teachers that a dress code must be implemented by the school to control behavior.
  1. It is believed by the teachers that the school must implement a dress code to control behavior.
  2. The teachers believe that a dress code must be implemented by the school to control behavior.
  3. The teachers believe that the school must implement a dress code to control behavior.
  4. To control behavior, it is believed by the teachers that the school must implement a dress code.
Grade 8 Tenses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
Which choice correctly changes the sentence below, written using passive voice, into a sentence using active voice?

The man was stung by a bee.
  1. The man had been stung by a bee.
  2. A bee stung the man.
  3. A bee was stung by the man.
  4. The man was stung by a wasp.
Grade 8 Tenses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
It is okay to use the passive voice when the doer of the action doesn't matter.
Which choice best represents this rule?
  1. Kids can observe the eclipse at midnight.
  2. The eclipse can be observed at midnight.
  3. Professor Johnson can observe the eclipse at midnight.
  4. The eclipse will be observed by Professor Johnson at midnight.
Grade 8 Tenses
Choose the sentence with the future tense verb.
  1. The Doctor will find dinosaurs on a spaceship.
  2. The Doctor has found dinosaurs on a spaceship.
  3. The Doctor is finding dinosaurs on a spaceship.
  4. Dinosaurs on a spaceship are cool.
Grade 8 Tenses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
Which choice correctly changes the sentence below, written using passive voice, into a sentence using active voice?

The banana was eaten by the gorilla.
  1. The banana was eaten by the boy.
  2. The gorilla ate the banana.
  3. The gorilla was eaten by the banana.
  4. The banana was eaten.
Grade 8 Tenses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1c
Which sentence uses the conditional mood?
  1. Wade sings every Tuesday night.
  2. Do you sing every Tuesday night, Wade?
  3. I wish Wade would sing every Tuesday night.
  4. Wade would sing every Tuesday night, if he was allowed.
Grade 8 Tenses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
Which choice correctly changes the sentence below, written using passive voice, into a sentence using active voice?

A new car was purchased by him.
  1. He purchased a new car.
  2. A new car was purchased by John.
  3. A new car was purchased.
  4. John purchased the new car purchased by him.
Grade 8 Tenses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
Which choice correctly changes the sentence below, written using passive voice, into a sentence using active voice?

Sarah was bitten by the cat.
  1. Sarah was bitten by the dog.
  2. The cat was bitten by Sarah.
  3. Sarah bit the cat.
  4. The cat bit Sarah.
Grade 8 Tenses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
It is okay to use the passive voice when the subject or doer of the action is unknown.
Which choice best represents this rule?
  1. Over 100 bags of clothing were donated to the charity.
  2. Teenagers donated over 100 bags of clothing to the charity.
  3. Over 100 bags of clothing were donated by teenagers to the charity.
  4. Over 100 bags of clothing were donated to the charity by teenagers.
Grade 8 Tenses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1c
Which mood is the following sentence written in?

Put on your pajamas and head to bed.
  1. Indicative
  2. Imperative
  3. Subjunctive
  4. Conditional
  5. Interrogative
Grade 8 Tenses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
It is okay to use the passive voice when you want to emphasize the object, not the subject.
Which choice best demonstrates this rule?
  1. The bill requires 1000 votes to pass.
  2. 1000 votes are required to pass the bill.
  3. A ham and turkey sandwich was being eaten by Erica.
  4. A number of things are indicated by these results.
Grade 8 Tenses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1c
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