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Verb Mood Know-how

Verb Mood Know-how

Author: Kelli Wilson

You might be wondering why you even need to know about verb mood. Mood is the attitude a verb expresses in a sentence. When you change the verb’s mood, you will change the tone of the sentence. Verb moods indicate a state of being or reality.  Knowing the types can actually help you set the appropriate tone when you write. Also, the boring part, the standard of learning in 8th grade says you should know let's get started.

First read to learn what each type of verb mood is and how each is used. Then take some time to practice your memory. Once you think you have it, move onto applying what you have learned. After you believe you have mastered the verb mood/tone, complete the assessment. Your success criteria is to shoot for 80% or better.

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.1.C Form and use verbs in the indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive mood.

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Watch this video to learn about the 5 types of verb mood and what they look like.

If the above video didn't help, watch this guy. He breaks it down even more.


Learn by reading about the different types of verb moods.


Verbs in Indicative, Imperative, Interrogative, Conditional & Subjunctive Moods

Study guide with all of the types of verb moods. Click here


Quizlet Practice for Verb Moods

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Verb Mood Quiz

You have learned about the types and practiced your skills. Now show what you know with this multiple choice quiz.