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Passive Voice Exercises
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Write again the sentences below in the form of passive voice

1. The doctor examined the patients.
2. He spent a lot of money.
3. Nobody told him the truth.
4. Why did they restore the old castle?
5. We practised the new words in the class.
6. The porter put the luggage on the train.
7. The children drank the fruit juice.
8. Nobody sold tickets there.
9. Mr. Akbas took his children to primary school by car yesterday.
10. Who wrote that letter?
11. People borrow a lot of books from the library.
12. Fatma will help her mother in the kitchen to wash up the dishes.
13. Did they finish the painting?
14. Who repaired the broken chair?
15. The teacher told Mustafa Ali to be careful

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1. The patients were examined.
2. A lot of Money was spent.
3. He was not told the truth.
4. Why was the old castle restored?
5. The new words were practised in the class.
6. The luggage was puted on the train.
7. The fruit juice was drunk.
8. Tickets were not sold there by anybody.
9. His children were taken to primary school by car yesterday by Mr. Akbas
10. Who was that letter written by?
11. A lot of books are borrowed from the library.
12. Her mother will be helped in the kitchen to wash up the dishes.
13. was the painting finished?
14. who was the broken chair repaired by?
15. Mustafa Ali was told to be careful.
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Re: Passive Voice Exercises
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1. The accounts of this company (check) ...................... regularly twice a month by a strict tax expert.

2. We have to appoint someone to the exports branch, and this (do) ..................as soon as possible.

3. Admittedly, little progress (make)................ in grammar till now, but by the middle of the next year all of the grammar points (deal)............... with.

4. No one can find an explanation over why Mr. Ertas (kill)................ last Monday.

5. The fridge isn't working. It (damage) ................during our move.

6. We were late for the conference. I think that we (inform) ...............well in advance.

7. The tyres are quite muddy, and you can't drive a meeting like that. You (clean) ................them first.

8. All the goods we purchased yesterdey have defects, so they (send) ..................back to the manufacturer right now.

9. Sam is claimed to (falsify) ...............the accounts of the previous year.

10. Ted (award) .....................a scholarship recently thanks to his success at school.

11. Zeynep was very anxious at the cafe for fear that someone (see)................. her there.

12. The movie (finish).................. by the time Bill remembers to turn on the tv.

13. The rival team (beat) .....................easily, but we were just unlucky.

14. The web site TestYourEnglish. Net (receive)................... a high percentage of impressions every day for the last three months.

15. I (follow) the diet my doctor has prescribed for me, or I will weigh a little heavier.
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Re: Passive Voice Exercises
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Write in the passive.

1. Peter bought the house.
__________________________________________________

2. Mary will bring the wine
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3. My friends are repairing the car.
__________________________________________________

4. Most students speak English in this class.
_________________________________________________

5. An elderly couple sheltered her.
__________________________________________________

6. A policeman helped him.
__________________________________________________

7. She finished her work by nine o'clock.
__________________________________________________

8. Nobody can repair this broken chair.
_________________________________________________

9. They carried him into the hospital.
__________________________________________________

10.Are they typing the letters?
_________________________________________________

11.They have not taken the car into the garage.
__________________________________________________

12.Someone has spilt some milk on the carpet
__________________________________________________

13.Did anyone answer your question?
__________________________________________________

14.They showed me the cathedral.
__________________________________________________

15.They told the children to leave the room .
__________________________________________________

16.They allowed her to go to the dining room.
__________________________________________________

17.They didn't tell me the truth .
_________________________________________________

18.Someone will give you a new notebook .
__________________________________________________

19.Someone is teaching him English.
__________________________________________________

20.They had offered me a job.
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PASSIVE QUESTIONS
Change the sentences from the active to the passive.

1 Did they catch the thief?
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2 Will The King inaugurate the new bridge?
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3 Do they make cars in Korea?
______________________________________________________

4 Do the hounds kill the fox?
______________________________________________________

5 Did the bull kill the matador?
______________________________________________________

6 Have the police found the body?
______________________________________________________

7 Why has the government banned the film?
______________________________________________________

8 When did they hijack the plane?
______________________________________________________

9 How did your host family treat you?
______________________________________________________

10 What caused the accident?
______________________________________________________

11Has anyone cleaned the oven yet?
______________________________________________________

12 Is a doctor going to examine you?
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Change the sentences from the active to the passive.

1 They grow coffee in Kenya.
______________________________________________________ .

2 They publish The Times newspaper in London.
______________________________________________________ .

3 They make shoes in Calatayud.
______________________________________________________ .

4 They transport oranges from Valencia to Germany in special crates.
______________________________________________________ .

5 They are sending the parcel by sea.
______________________________________________________ .

6 They are destroying the forests in Indonesia.
______________________________________________________ .

7 The shark ate the man.
______________________________________________________ .

8 The arsonist started the fire.
______________________________________________________ .

9 The police took him away.
______________________________________________________ .

10 They've treated him very well.
______________________________________________________ .

11 They haven't cleaned the kitchen yet.
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12 They didn't punish him for what he did.
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1. A crocodile ate him in 1973.
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2. They grow coffee in Kenya.
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3. They fined him $100.
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4. They make fans in Spain
___________________________________________

5. They will tell you your results next week.
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6. They asked him to leave.
___________________________________________

7. They sent her an invitation.
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8. Have they cleaned the swimming pool yet?
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9. They'll serve you lunch on the plane.
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10. The Romans built the bridge 2000 years ago.
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Complete the sentences with a passive construction, using the verbs given in the form suggested.

1. Much of London (destroy) ____________________ by fire in the seventeenth century. (Past Simple)

2. The man who (bite)____________________ by a snake was given a serum. (Past Perfect)

3. A leader should be a man who can (respect)____________________. (Infinitive)

4. Many slums (demolish) ____________________ to make way for new buildings. (Present Continuous.)

5. The police (instruct) ____________________ to take firm action against hooligans. (Present Perfect)

6. He (save)____________________ from bankruptcy by the kindness of a friend. (Past Simple)

7. A cease?fire (expect) ____________________ (declare) ____________________ later this week. (Present Simple, Infinitive)

8. A great deal of research (do)____________________ into possible causes of cancer (Present Perfect)

9. The worker claimed that he (victimize)____________________ by his employers. (Past Continuous)

10. The tenant (evict)____________________ for not paying his rent. (Past Simple)

11. It (think) ____________________ that the Government would do something to help. (Past Perfect)

12. Three hundred new houses (build) ____________________ by the end of next year. (Future Perfect)

13. Because of a strike, work on the building had to (discontinue)____________________. (Infinitive)

14. The witness strongly objected to (cross?examine)____________________. (Gerund)

15. (Threaten)____________________ by a blackmailer, he immediately informed the police. (Perfect Participle)

16. I am not accustomed to (treat)____________________ in that way. (Gerund)

17. The passengers ought (inform) ____________________ the train (withdraw) ____________________ from service. (Perfect Infinitive. Past Perfect)

18. Customers (ask) ____________________ to ensure that they (give) ____________________ the correct change before leaving the shop, as mistakes cannot afterwards (rectify)____________________. (Present Simple, Present Perfect, Infinitive)

19. Was he very upset at (not offer)____________________ the job? (Gerund)

20. The man was sent to prison for six months, (find) ____________________ guilty of fraud. (Perfect Participle)
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Write in the passive.

1. Peter bought the house.
__________________________________________________

2. Mary will bring the wine
_________________________________________________

3. My friends are repairing the car.
__________________________________________________

4. Most students speak English in this class.
_________________________________________________

5. An elderly couple sheltered her.
__________________________________________________

6. A policeman helped him.
__________________________________________________

7. She finished her work by nine o'clock.
__________________________________________________

8. Nobody can repair this broken chair.
_________________________________________________

9. They carried him into the hospital.
__________________________________________________

10.Are they typing the letters?
_________________________________________________

11.They have not taken the car into the garage.
__________________________________________________

12.Someone has spilt some milk on the carpet
__________________________________________________

13.Did anyone answer your question?
__________________________________________________

14.They showed me the cathedral.
__________________________________________________

15.They told the children to leave the room .
__________________________________________________

16.They allowed her to go to the dining room.
__________________________________________________

17.They didn't tell me the truth .
_________________________________________________

18.Someone will give you a new notebook .
__________________________________________________

19.Someone is teaching him English.
__________________________________________________

20.They had offered me a job.
__________________________________________________
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