L.ELA.8.38.b Use verbs in the indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional and subjunctive mood to achieve particular effects (e.g., expressing uncertainty or describing a state contrary to fact).
L.ELA.8.38.c Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L.ELA.8.39 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
L.ELA.8.39.a Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph or a words position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
L.ELA.8.39.c Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, and/or thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
L.ELA.8.41 Acquire and accurately use grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.