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EXTRA EXERCISES ON THE PASSIVE

A Rewrite the sentences in Passive voice.

1. They built a house.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

2. Our uncle takes Susan to hospital.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

3. We have cleaned the car.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

4. They speak English.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

5. The policemen help the children.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

6. A robber broke the window of the shop.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

7. My mother sends me to the butcher.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

8. Peter will look after my little brother.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

B Fill in the correct form of the passive into the gap. Mind the tense written in brackets.

. The words…………………………………………by the teacher today. (to explain – Simple


Present)

2. We……………………………………..a letter the day before yesterday. (to send - Simple


Past)

3. This car…………………………………………………. It's too old. (not/to steal - will-future)

4. This street………………………………………………….because of snow. (already/to close


- Present Perfect)

5. A new restaurant…………………………………………….next week. (to open - will-future)


6. He……………………………………………to the party yesterday. (to invite - Simple Past)

7. The blue box………………………………………..by anyone. (can/not/to open - Simple


Present)

8. I………………………………………the book by my friend today. (to give - Simple


Present)

C Make a choice. Active or Passive ?

Everybody ___ by the terrible news yesterday.


shocked was shocked

Mr. Green ___ at the University since 1989.


has been teaching has been taught

Not much ___ about the accident since that time.


has said has been said

A new book ___ by that company next year.


will publish will be published

He ___ the girl's name now.


remembers is remembered

The secretary ___ to her new boss yesterday.


introduced was introduced

Our plan ___ by the members of the committee.


is being considered is considered

He ___ responsible for the accident.


was holding was held

A prize ___ to whoever solves this equation.


will be giving will be given
When the manager arrived, the problem ___ .
had already been solved had already solved.