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  1. Active and Passive Voice Verbs 08/21/12

  2. Active and Passive Voice Verbs State Standard W1.2 Use precise language, action verbs, sensory details, appropriate modifiers, and the active rather than the passive voice.

  3. Active and Passive Voice Verbs State Standard W1.2 Use precise language, action verbs, sensory details, appropriate modifiers, and the active rather than the passive voice.

  4. Active and Passive Voice Verbs State Standard W1.2 Use precise language, action verbs, sensory details, appropriate modifiers, and the active rather than the passive voice.

  5. Active and Passive Voice Verbs The concept of active and passive voice only applies to transitive verbs. transitive verb—a verb that requires a direct object

  6. Active and Passive Voice Verbs Voice is the form a transitive verb takes to indicate whether the subject of the verb performs or receives the action.

  7. Active and Passive Voice Verbs In other words, a verb in the active voice expresses an action done by its subject.

  8. Active and Passive Voice Verbs A verb in the passive voice expresses an action done to its subject.

  9. Active and Passive Voice Verbs Examples of Active and Passive Voice Active Voice: The blazing fire destroyed the outside walls. Passive Voice: The outside walls were destroyed by the blazing fire.

  10. Active and Passive Voice Verbs Examples of Active and Passive Voice Active Voice: The blazing fire destroyed the outside walls. Passive Voice: The outside walls were destroyed by the blazing fire.

  11. Active and Passive Voice Verbs Examples of Active and Passive Voice Active Voice: She grows corn on her farm. Passive Voice: Corn is grown by her on her farm.

  12. Active and Passive Voice Verbs Examples of Active and Passive Voice Active Voice: She grows corn on her farm. Passive Voice: Corn is grown by her on her farm.

  13. Active and Passive Voice Verbs The grammatical form of a passive voice verb is be + the past participle.

  14. Forms of the Verb Be

  15. Forms of the Verb Be

  16. Forms of the Verb Be

  17. Forms of the Verb Be

  18. Forms of the Verb Be

  19. Forms of the Verb Be

  20. Forms of the Verb Be

  21. Forms of the Verb Be Past Participle = been

  22. Forms of the Verb Be Past Participle = been Present Participle = being

  23. Active and Passive Voice Verbs The grammatical form of a passive voice verb is be + the past participle. In the passive voice, the performer of the action is often left out of the sentence. When it is in the sentence it is usually in a prepositional phrase that begins with by.

  24. Active and Passive Voice Verbs Structure of Active Voice: subject / verb / direct object The blazing firedestroyed the outside walls. Structure of Passive Voice: subject / be + past participle / prepositional phrase that expresses the performer of the action The outside wallswere destroyed by the blazing fire.

  25. Active and Passive Voice Verbs Structure of Active Voice: subject / verb / direct object She grows corn on her farm. Structure of Passive Voice: subject / be + past particip. / prepositional phrase that expresses the performer of the action Corn is grown by her on her farm.

  26. Review of Active and Passive Voice Verbs Example Transform this passive voice constructions into an active voice construction. • Letters were delivered by the mail carrier at 8 o’clock every day.

  27. Review of Active and Passive Voice Verbs Example Transform all passive voice constructions to active voice. • Letters were delivered by the mail carrier at 8 o’clock every day. The mail carrier

  28. Review of Active and Passive Voice Verbs Example Transform all passive voice constructions to active voice. • Letters were delivered by the mail carrier at 8 o’clock every day. The mail carrier delivered

  29. Review of Active and Passive Voice Verbs Example Transform all passive voice constructions to active voice. • Letters were delivered by the mail carrier at 8 o’clock every day. The mail carrier deliveredletters

  30. Review of Active and Passive Voice Verbs Example Transform all passive voice constructions to active voice. • Letters were delivered by the mail carrier at 8 o’clock every day. The mail carrier deliveredlettersat 8 o’clock every day.

  31. Review of Active and Passive Voice Verbs Exercises Transform all passive voice constructions to active voice.

  32. Review of Active and Passive Voice Verbs Exercises 1. The plan was announced by the principal two days ago. 2. My car was stolen by a thief! 3. My dog is being bitten by fleas. 4. A game will be played by the class today. 5. The passive voice should be used sparingly.

  33. Passive to Active Voice Dispatch 8/22/12

  34. Dispatch 1. The coffee is ground daily by them. 2. My homework was eaten by my dog. 3. The bridge was damaged by rushing water.

  35. “The Myth of Multitasking” by Christine Rosen

  36. “The Myth of Multitasking” Preread this article: read the title, read the first sentence of every paragraph, read all of the headings. What is the issue? Predict what the author’s position is on the issue.

  37. “The Myth of Multitasking” 1. Read the article with a partner. 2. Write the main idea of the article (the “gist”) in one to three sentences. Discuss it with your partner. 3. Reread this article on your own. Find three “significant quotations” from the article for your “Say, Mean, Matter” chart. Use the MLA format for in-text citation.

  38. “The Myth of Multitasking” 1. Read the article with a partner. 2. Write the main idea of the article (the “gist”) in one to three sentences. Discuss it with your partner. 3. Reread this article on your own. Find three “significant quotations” from the article for your “Say, Mean, Matter” chart. Use the MLA format for in-text citation.

  39. “The Myth of Multitasking” 1. Read the article with a partner. 2. Write the main idea of the article (the “gist”) in one to three sentences. Discuss it with your partner. 3. Reread this article on your own. Find three “significant quotations” from the article for your “Say, Mean, Matter” chart. Use the MLA format for in-text citation.

  40. Say, Mean, Matter Chart

  41. Say, Mean, Matter Chart

  42. Say, Mean, Matter Chart

  43. Say, Mean, Matter Chart

  44. Say, Mean, Matter Chart Finish your “Say, Mean, Matter” chart for homework. Tomorrow we will use this article to examine different types of evidence.

  45. Passive to Active Voice Dispatch 8/23/12

  46. Dispatch Transform the following sentences from passive voice to active voice.

  47. Dispatch 1. According to Bob Herbert, ethnic profiling is practiced by law-enforcement personnel throughout the country. 2. In 1999 the loitering law was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. 3. That peak was climbed by me last summer.

  48. Types of Evidence 8/23/12

  49. Types of Evidence Fact –

  50. Types of Evidence Fact – something that can be verified through direct observation or by checking a reliable reference source