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PostSubject: Passive voice exercises   Sun 19 Feb - 15:40

Idea
Decide whether the sentences are written in Active or Passive.

They listen to music.
She is reading an e-mail.
These cars are produced in Japan.
Alan teaches Geography.
German is spoken in Austria.
Lots of houses were destroyed by the earthquake.
Henry Ford invented the assembly line.
The bus driver was hurt.
You should open your workbooks.
Houses have been built.
Boys like to play soccer.
This room has been painted blue.
Cricket is played in Australia.
I am given a book.
We have lost our keys.
You might see dolphins here.
The report must be completed by next Friday.
They were singing a song.
The bike is being repaired.

Rewrite the sentences in Passive voice. Remember the punctuation.

Peter writes a letter.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Our uncle takes Susan to hospital.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
We have cleaned the car.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They speak English.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The policemen help the children.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
A robber broke the window of the shop.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
My mother sends me to the butcher.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Peter will look after my little brother.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Mr Jones watches the film.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Somebody built the house last year.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They speak English in the shop.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The waiter brought me a big steak.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
She gave me the box.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Max will look after him.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
We saw her in Dresden last week.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
No one has ever beaten me at chess.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
He expected us to offer him the job.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
An uneasy silence succeeded the shot.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The lawyer gave him the details of his uncle’s will.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
An earthquake destroyed the town.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Visitors must leave umbrellas and sticks in the cloakroom.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
She didn’t introduce me to her mother.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They didn’t pay me for the work I did.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They expected me to do it for nothing.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
A machine could do this much more easily.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
All the ministers will see him off at the airport.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
A frightful crash wakened me at 4 a.m.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
A Japanese firm makes these television sets.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They have tried other people’s schemes.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They threw away the rubbish.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Candidates may not use dictionaries.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
We can’t repair your clock.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They handed around coffee and biscuits.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
You should lock the documents up.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
We shall have to tow the car in the garage.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
You must keep dogs on leads in the gardens.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
A client delayed Joanne when she was leaving the office.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The tennis club was holding a meeting at 6.30.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Joanne had to take Sheba to the vet.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Her condition worried the vet.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The vet told Joanne to get out of the house.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The telephone call confused Joanne.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The police captured the burglar.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The dog had bitten off his fingers.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………

Correct the mistakes in these sentences:

Unemployment must dealt with by the government.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
This government could be bringing down by this scandal.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The task is braked down into smaller, manageable mini-tasks.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The road outside my house is being digged up.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The rebels will being called on to stop fighting.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………


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PostSubject: Re: Passive voice exercises   Sat 22 Apr - 11:56

music is listened
an e-mail is bieng read
in Japan produce these cars
geography is taught by Alan
Austria speaks german
the earthquack destroyed lots of houses
the assembly line was invented by Henry Ford
hurt was been by the bus driver
your worbooks should be opened
they have built houses
soccer is liked to play by boys
blue has painted this room
in Astria plays cricket
a book gives by me
our keys have been lost
dolphins might be seen here
next Friday must complete the report
a song sang by them
he is repairing the bike
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PostSubject: Correction   Sun 23 Apr - 16:36

Hi Nermine sunny

I think you didn't understand the exercise. The instruction says decide whether the sentences are Active or Passive. So you just have to write P or A near each sentence.

Do it again; I am sure you'll do it well.

Good luck. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Passive voice exercises   Tue 25 Apr - 4:52

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PostSubject: Re: Passive voice exercises   Tue 25 Apr - 5:36

a letter is written by Peter
Susan is taken to hospital
the car has been cleaned
English is spoken
the children are helped by the police
the window of the shop was broken by a robber
I am sent to the butcher by my mother
my little brother will be looked by Peter
the house was built last year
English is spoken in the shop
a big steak was brought to me by the waiter
the box was given to me
he will be looked after by Max
she was seen in Dresden last week
I have never been beaten at chess
we were expected to offer him the job
the shot was succeeded
he was given the details of his uncle's will by the lawyer
the town was destroyed by an earthquacke
umbrellas and stickes must be left
I wasn't introduce to her mother
I wasn't paid for the work I did
I was expected to do it for nothing
this much easily could be done
he will be seen off the airport by all the minister
i was wakened at 4 a.m by a frightful crash
these television sets was made by a.....
other people's schemes have been tried
the rubbish were through away
dictionaries may not be used
your clock can't be repaired
coffe and biscuits were handed around
the document up should be locked
the car shall be had to tow in the garage
dogs must be kept on lead in the gardens
Joanne was delayed when she.......
a meeting at 6.30 was bieng held in the tennis club
Sheba had to be taken to the vet
the vet was worried her condition
Joanne was told to get out of the house
Joanne was confused the telephone call
the burglar was captured by the police
his fingers had been bitten off by the dog
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PostSubject: Final correction   Tue 25 Apr - 5:53

Good morning Nermine,

Here is the final correction for this exercise.

They listen to music. active cheers

She is reading an e-mail. active cheers

These cars are produced in Japan. passive cheers

Alan teaches Geography. active cheers

German is spoken in Austria. passive cheers

Lots of houses were destroyed by the earthquake. passive cheers

Henry Ford invented the assembly line. active cheers

The bus driver was hurt. active pale
It is passive study

You should open your workbooks. active cheers

Houses have been built. passive cheers

Boys like to play soccer. active cheers

This room has been painted blue. passive cheers

Cricket is played in Australia. passive cheers

I am given a book. passive cheers

We have lost our keys. passive pale
It is active study

You might see dolphins here. active cheers

The report must be completed by next Friday. passive cheers

They were singing a song. passive pale
It is active study

The bike is being repaired. passive cheers


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PostSubject: Correction of the exercise   Tue 25 Apr - 6:21

Hi again,

The correction of the exercise is:

Peter writes a letter.
a letter is written by Peter
cheers Correct.
Our uncle takes Susan to hospital.
Susan is taken to hospital
cheers Correct (you may add "by her uncle" at the end)
We have cleaned the car.
the car has been cleaned
cheers Correct
They speak English.
English is spoken
cheers Correct.
The policemen help the children.
the children are helped by the police
cheers Correct
A robber broke the window of the shop.
the window of the shop was broken by a robber
cheers Correct.
My mother sends me to the butcher.
I am sent to the butcher by my mother
cheers Correct.
Peter will look after my little brother.
my little brother will be looked after by Peter
cheers Correct
Mr Jones watches the film.
affraid You forgot that one
Somebody built the house last year.
the house was built last year
cheers Correct
They speak English in the shop.
English is spoken in the shop
cheers Correct
The waiter brought me a big steak.
a big steak was brought to me by the waiter
cheers Correct
She gave me the box.
the box was given to me
cheers Correct
Max will look after him.
he will be looked after by Max
cheers Correct
We saw her in Dresden last week.
she was seen in Dresden last week
cheers Correct
No one has ever beaten me at chess.
I have never been beaten at chess
cheers Correct
He expected us to offer him the job.
we were expected to offer him the job
cheers Correct
An uneasy silence succeeded the shot.
the shot was succeeded by an uneasy silence
cheers Correct
An earthquake destroyed the town.
the town was destroyed by an earthquacke
cheers Correct
The lawyer gave him the details of his uncle’s will.
he was given the details of his uncle's will by the lawyer
cheers Correct
Visitors must leave umbrellas and sticks in the cloakroom.
umbrellas and stickes must be left in the cloakroom
cheers Correct
She didn’t introduce me to her mother.
I wasn't introduce to her mother
cheers Correct
They didn’t pay me for the work I did.
I wasn't paid for the work I did
cheers Correct
They expected me to do it for nothing.
I was expected to do it for nothing
cheers Correct
A machine could do this much more easily.
this much easily could be done
cheers Correct
All the ministers will see him off at the airport.
he will be seen off the airport by all the minister
cheers Correct
A frightful crash wakened me at 4 a.m.
i was wakened at 4 a.m by a frightful crash
cheers Correct
A Japanese firm makes these television sets.
these television sets was made by a Japanese Firm
cheers Correct
They have tried other people’s schemes.
other people's schemes have been tried
cheers Correct
They threw away the rubbish.
the rubbish were through away
pale Wrong (The rubbish was thrown away)
Candidates may not use dictionaries.
dictionaries may not be used by candidates
cheers Correct
We can’t repair your clock.
your clock can't be repaired
cheers Correct
They handed around coffee and biscuits.
coffee and biscuits were handed around
cheers Correct
You should lock the documents up.
the documents should be locked up
cheers Correct
We shall have to tow the car in the garage.
the car shall be had to tow in the garage
pale Wrong. (The car will have to be towed in the garage)
You must keep dogs on leads in the gardens.
dogs must be kept on lead in the gardens
cheers Correct
A client delayed Joanne when she was leaving the office.
Joanne was delayed by a client when she was leaving the office.
cheers Correct
The tennis club was holding a meeting at 6.30.
a meeting at 6.30 was being held in the tennis club
cheers Correct
Joanne had to take Sheba to the vet.
Sheba had to be taken to the vet by Joanne
cheers Correct
Her condition worried the vet.
the vet was worried by her condition
cheers Correct
The vet told Joanne to get out of the house.
Joanne was told to get out of the house.
cheers Correct
The telephone call confused Joanne.
Joanne was confused the telephone call
cheers Correct
The police captured the burglar.
the burglar was captured by the police
cheers Correct
The dog had bitten off his fingers.
his fingers had been bitten off by the dog.
cheers Correct


Well done Nermine. flower flower flower flower flower

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PostSubject: Re: Passive voice exercises   Thu 4 May - 6:21

Admin wrote:
Idea
Decide whether the sentences are written in Active or Passive.

They listen to music. active
She is reading an e-mail. active
These cars are produced in Japan. passive
Alan teaches Geography. active
German is spoken in Austria. passive
Lots of houses were destroyed by the earthquake.passive
Henry Ford invented the assembly line. active
The bus driver was hurt.passive
You should open your workbooks. active
Houses have been built. passive
Boys like to play soccer. active
This room has been painted blue. passive
Cricket is played in Australia.passive
I am given a book. passive
We have lost our keys. active
You might see dolphins here.active
The report must be completed by next Friday.passive
They were singing a song. active
The bike is being repaired. passive

Rewrite the sentences in Passive voice. Remember the punctuation.

Peter writes a letter.
A letter is written by Peter……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Our uncle takes Susan to hospital.
…Susan is taken to hospital by our uncle…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
We have cleaned the car.
…The car has been cleaned…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They speak English.
…English is spoken…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The policemen help the children.
…The children are helped by the policemen…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
A robber broke the window of the shop.
…The window of the shop was broken by a robber…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
My mother sends me to the butcher.
…I was sent to the butcher…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Peter will look after my little brother.
…My little brother would be looked after by Peter………………………………………………………………………………………………
Mr Jones watches the film.
…The film is watched by Mr Jones…………………………
Somebody built the house last year.
…The house was built last year…………………………………
They speak English in the shop.
…English was spoken in the shop…………………………………
The waiter brought me a big steak.
…I was brought a big steak by the waiter
She gave me the box.
…I was given the box……………………………………………………………
Max will look after him.
…he will be looked after by Max…………………………
We saw her in Dresden last week.
…she was seen in Dresden last week……
No one has ever beaten me at chess.
…i have ever been beaten by no one…………
He expected us to offer him the job.
we were expected to offer him the job………………………………………………
An uneasy silence succeeded the shot.
…the shot was succeeded by an uneasy silence…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The lawyer gave him the details of his uncle’s will.
……the details of his uncle's will were given to him.by the lawyer..……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………


An earthquake destroyed the town.
…the town was destroyed by an earthquake…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Visitors must leave umbrellas and sticks in the cloakroom.
…umbrellas and sticks must be left in the cloakroom by visitors…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
She didn’t introduce me to her mother.
…i was not introduced to her mother…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They didn’t pay me for the work I did.
…i was not paid for the work i did…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They expected me to do it for nothing.
……i was expected to do it for nothing...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
A machine could do this much more easily.
…this could be done more easily…by a machine...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
All the ministers will see him off at the airport.
he would be seen off at the airport ……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
A frightful crash wakened me at 4 a.m.
…i was wakened at 4 a.m by a frightful crash…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
A Japanese firm makes these television sets.
…these television sets are made by a Japonese firm…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They have tried other people’s schemes.
…other people's schemes have been tried…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They threw away the rubbish.
…the rubbish was thrown away…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Candidates may not use dictionaries.
……dictionaries may not be used ...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
We can’t repair your clock.
…your clock cannot be repaired…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They handed around coffee and biscuits.
…coffe and biscuits were handed around…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
You should lock the documents up.
…the documents shoild be locked up…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
We shall have to tow the car in the garage.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
You must keep dogs on leads in the gardens.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
A client delayed Joanne when she was leaving the office.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The tennis club was holding a meeting at 6.30.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Joanne had to take Sheba to the vet.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Her condition worried the vet.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The vet told Joanne to get out of the house.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The telephone call confused Joanne.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The police captured the burglar.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The dog had bitten off his fingers.
……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………

Correct the mistakes in these sentences:

Unemployment must dealt with by the government.
…unemployment must be dealt with by the government…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
This government could be bringing down by this scandal.
…this government could be brought down by this scandal…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The task is braked down into smaller, manageable mini-tasks.
……the task is boken down into smaller, manageable mini-tasks...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The road outside my house is being digged up.
…the road outside my hoise is digged up…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The rebels will being called on to stop fighting.
……...the rebels will be called on to stop fighting……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………


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PostSubject: Re: Passive voice exercises   Thu 4 May - 15:52

amal wrote:
Admin wrote:
Idea
Decide whether the sentences are written in Active or Passive.

They listen to music. active
She is reading an e-mail. active
These cars are produced in Japan. passive
Alan teaches Geography. active
German is spoken in Austria. passive
Lots of houses were destroyed by the earthquake.passive
Henry Ford invented the assembly line. active
The bus driver was hurt.passive
You should open your workbooks. active
Houses have been built. passive
Boys like to play soccer. active
This room has been painted blue. passive
Cricket is played in Australia.passive
I am given a book. passive
We have lost our keys. active
You might see dolphins here.active
The report must be completed by next Friday.passive
They were singing a song. active
The bike is being repaired. passive

Well done cheers

Rewrite the sentences in Passive voice. Remember the punctuation.

Peter writes a letter.
A letter is written by Peter……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Our uncle takes Susan to hospital.
…Susan is taken to hospital by our uncle…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
We have cleaned the car.
…The car has been cleaned…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They speak English.
…English is spoken…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The policemen help the children.
…The children are helped by the policemen…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
A robber broke the window of the shop.
…The window of the shop was broken by a robber…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
My mother sends me to the butcher.
…I was sent to the butcher…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Peter will look after my little brother.
…My little brother would be looked after by Peter………………………………………………………………………………………………
Mr Jones watches the film.
…The film is watched by Mr Jones…………………………
Somebody built the house last year.
…The house was built last year…………………………………
They speak English in the shop.
…English was spoken in the shop…………………………………
The waiter brought me a big steak.
…I was brought a big steak by the waiter
She gave me the box.
…I was given the box……………………………………………………………
Max will look after him.
…he will be looked after by Max…………………………
We saw her in Dresden last week.
…she was seen in Dresden last week……
No one has ever beaten me at chess.
…i have ever been beaten by no one…………
He expected us to offer him the job.
we were expected to offer him the job………………………………………………
An uneasy silence succeeded the shot.
…the shot was succeeded by an uneasy silence…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
The lawyer gave him the details of his uncle’s will.
……the details of his uncle's will were given to him.by the lawyer..……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
An earthquake destroyed the town.
…the town was destroyed by an earthquake…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Visitors must leave umbrellas and sticks in the cloakroom.
…umbrellas and sticks must be left in the cloakroom by visitors…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
She didn’t introduce me to her mother.
…i was not introduced to her mother…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They didn’t pay me for the work I did.
…i was not paid for the work i did…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They expected me to do it for nothing.
……i was expected to do it for nothing...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
A machine could do this much more easily.
…this could be done more easily…by a machine...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
All the ministers will see him off at the airport.
he would be seen off at the airport ……...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
A frightful crash wakened me at 4 a.m.
…i was wakened at 4 a.m by a frightful crash…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
A Japanese firm makes these television sets.
…these television sets are made by a Japonese firm…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They have tried other people’s schemes.
…other people's schemes have been tried…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They threw away the rubbish.
…the rubbish was thrown away…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Candidates may not use dictionaries.
……dictionaries may not be used ...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
We can’t repair your clock.
…your clock cannot be repaired…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
They handed around coffee and biscuits.
…coffee and biscuits were handed around…...……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………
You should lock the documents up.
…the documents should be locked up
Excellent. cheers


Correct the mistakes in these sentences:

Unemployment must dealt with by the government.
Unemployment must be dealt with by the government. cheers

This government could be bringing down by this scandal.
This government could be brought down by this scandal. cheers

The task is braked down into smaller, manageable mini-tasks.
The task is boken down into smaller, manageable mini-tasks. cheers

The road outside my house is being digged up.
The road outside my house is digged No being dug up.
The rebels will being called on to stop fighting.
The rebels will be called on to stop fighting.

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