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Post by Anthony Villarama on May 31 at 02:57:56 PM

Is the passive voice always uses the past tense of verb to be?

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Post by Kenneth Oh on July 4, 2013

In your Consistent Voice Practice (14:11), you state, "Mark your calendar: It's ...." Why is the letter "i" capitalized?

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Last reply by: Peter Fraser
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:36 PM

Post by Austin Cunningham on June 17, 2013

At 8:13, you said that the sentence "All forms should be typed or filled out in black or blue ink" is contrary to fact." My question is: how is that contrary to fact?

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:05 PM

Post by Gift Nitchie on May 6, 2013

Hi! In the Consistent Mood example (7:24) you stated the first time that the sentence "All forms should be typed or filled out in black or blue ink," is subjunctive or contrary to fact. In the Consistent mood in indicative mood (8:26), however, you said that this very same sentence is in the indicative mood. I'm confused, can it be both?

Consistent Tense, Mood & Voice

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:08
  • Consistent Tense 0:57
    • Common Mistake
    • Example
    • Should It Be In the Past Tense?
    • Should It Be In the Present Tense?
    • Consistency is a Matter of Avoiding Unnecessary Shifts
    • Example
  • Consistent Tense Practice 4:19
  • Consistent Tense Answers 4:41
  • Consistent Mood 5:31
    • Indicative Mood
    • Imperative Mood
    • Subjunctive Mood
  • Consistent Mood Example 7:24
    • Answers
  • Consistent Mood in Indicative Mood 8:26
  • Consistent Mood in Imperative Mood 8:47
  • Consistent Mood: Sometimes Shift is Necessary 9:16
    • Example
  • Consistent Voice 10:17
    • Active Voice
    • Passive Voice
    • Active Voice is More Direct and Engaging Than Passive.
    • Passive Voice is Correct When You Want to Minimize the Significance of the Agent
    • Passive Voice is Correct When You Want to Emphasize the Recipient of Action
    • Passive Voice is Correct When The Agent of Caution is Unknown
    • Never Allow Voice to Shift Without a Reason
  • Consistent Voice Practice 13:47
  • Consistent Voice Answers 14:16