|You must take care to avoid unnecessary shifts when writing a sentence. A shift is a change from one subject to another or from one verb to another.|
Shifts in voice of verbs: Some people like bananas, but strawberries are preferred by others. (Here the subject people is acting on the verb like, but the subject strawberries is acted upon by the verb are preferred.
A better sentence would be: Some people like bananas, but others prefer strawberries.
Directions: The following sentences contain unnecessary shifts from one subject to another or one verb to another. Find the errors, and identify if the error is a shift in subject or verb. Rewrite the sentence to avoid the shifts.