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Make these sentences passive.

1. People thought that the earth was flat.

It

2. People say that this house is haunted.

This house

3. People often called him an idiot.

He

4. People know that she has left the country.

She

5. People said that there was a monster in the lake.

There

Write the correct response, changing the SIMPLE PAST sentences into PASSIVE CAUSATIVE FORM
sentences:
EX: Jim sent the letter. --> Jim had the letter sent.

1. My mother changed the curtains. --> My mom had the curtains .

2. Thomas washed the car. --> Thomas had the car .

3. Maria redesigned the web site. --> Maria had the web site .

4. Kelly took Mr. Brown to the beach. --> Kelly had Mr. Brown to the beach.

5. John brought the cat to the vet. --> John had the cat to the vet.

6. Jane put the vase on the table. --> Jane had the vase on the table.

7. We drove Mr. Jones to the airport. --> We had Mr. Jones to the airport.

8. We fed the dog. --> We had the dog .

9. We gave the money to the homeless shelter. --> We had the money to the homeless shelter.
10. Thomas cut his hair. --> Thomas had his hair .

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Form the passive voice of can, hate to, may, must, and should with be and the past participle of the main verb.
Example
active: I have to finish this work.
passive: This work has to be finished.

1. They should send it to us on Monday.

2. They cannot hold the meeting in that room.

3. They may deliver the package while we are out.

4. Susan is teaching that class.

5. We must warn them of the danger

6. They couldn't sell the car at that price.

7. The government is debating that question now.

8. He has to finish it today.

9. They are sending the ambassador to Europe on a special mission.

10. You must insure your car.

In English, the passive can always be made using the verb "to be". In informal
English, "get" is also often used to construct passive sentences. But it's not always
possible.

We use "get" in a passive sentence when we talk about something that happened or
something that changed, so it is NOT used for verbs such as 'like', 'believe' or 'say'.

Examples:

That tree was/got blown over in the storm last night.


This criminal is known to police in five different countries. (gets known isn't possible
here.)

For each sentence, use the passive with "get" whenever possible.
1. I don't know why this class is always so dirty. It (clean) every morning.

2. The murder suspect told the police a complicated alibi but it (believe) by
them and he was charged with the murder.

3. "Whose is that computer in the corner of the office?" "I don't know - it
(never use) by anyone."

4. When foreign films are dubbed into English, usually a lot of the original meaning
(lose) in the translation.

5. Humans (think) to have originated in the east of Africa.

6. If my car (damage) by you, you will pay for the repairs.

7. Glenn Miller (kill) in an aircrash in England in the 1940s.

8. When I am older, I (know) as a famous scientist.

9. The films of Charlie Chaplin (love) all over the world.

10. The new factory will open next July and the company says that over 250 employees
(need) initially.

11. Did you hear that Jane (promote) to a management position at work!
What great news.

12. (pay) for a job you enjoy doing must be the definition of a happy life!

Question 1 -. gets cleaned.

Question 2 -. wasn't believed.

Question 3 -. never gets used.

Question 4 -. gets lost.

Question 5 -. are thought.

Question 6 -. gets damaged.

Question 7 -. got killed.

Question 8 -. will be known.

Question 9 -. are loved.

Question 10 -are needed.

Question 11 -. got promoted.

Question 12 -. Getting paid.

Fill in the gaps with a form of the passive. The tense could be past, present or future.
1. Many rock stars say the real thrill is that they enjoy (watch) by thousands
of adoring fans.

2. Your car is a death trap. It (should/send) to the scrap yard years ago!

3. I'm sorry this office is so dirty but it can't (clean) until tomorrow morning at
the earliest.

4. Any teacher who hits a student should (sack) immediately.

5. John's big dream is that he wants (discover) by a big time music


producer.

6. (rob) in the street is a terrifying experience indeed.

7. The factory is losing a lot of money every week and (shut) next Thursday.

8. But it might (save) if we make an appeal to the local bank.

9. Before (recycle), glass bottles are thoroughly washed and the labels
removed.

10. Jak was fired from the local car wash because, even though he hadn't paid, he let his
friend's car (wash).

Question 1 - being watched.

Question 2 - should have been sent.

Question 3 - be cleaned.

Question 4 - be sacked.

Question 5 - to be discovered.

Question 6 - Being robbed.

Question 7 - is being shut.

Question 8 - be saved.

Question 9 - being recycled.

Question 10 - be washed.

Mixed passive structures


Correct or not? If you see a mistake, click on it and correct the mistake in the box. If the sentence
is correct, click on the first section that is underlined, then type 'Correct.' into the box.

1. The company was invite to submit a proposal.


2. The thieves are believed to have used a stolen car.

3. The prisoners were made put their hands on their heads.

4. She was called to be a saint by those who knew her.

5. These plates don't break easily.

6. Your computer is fixed: you can collect it this afternoon.

Read the news report, choose the correct verb form and write it in the box.

1. Millions of dollars' worth of damage has been caused by a storm which


(swept/was swept) across the north of the United States last night.

2. The River Reiner (burst/was burst) its banks after heavy rain.

3. Many people (rescued/were rescued) from the floods by fire-fighters.

4. Firefighters (received/were received) hundreds of calls for help.

5. Wind speeds (reached/were reached) ninety miles an hour in some places.

6. Roads (blocked/were blocked) by fallen trees.

7. Electricity lines (brought/were brought) down, leaving thousands of homes


without electricity.

8. "Everything possible (is doing/is being done) to get things back to normal,"
a spokesman said.

9. One young girl (took/was taken) to hospital after she broke her leg.

10. She has now (sent/been sent) home.

Question 1 - swept.

Question 2 - burst.

Question 3 - were rescued.

Question 4 - received.

Question 5 - reached.

Question 6 - were blocked.

Question 7 - were brought.

Question 8 - is being done.


Question 9 - was taken.

Question 10 - been sent.

For each sentence, choose either the active or the passive form of the verb...and the
correct tense!

1. That door (paint) yesterday.

2. Michelangelo (paint) the Sistine Chapel.

3. Michael Schumacher (drive) for Ferrari in 2003.

4. In the UK, everyone (drive) on the left.

5. Inter-city trains (usually/drive) by men.

6. The 'La Stampa' newspaper (read) by two million people in Italy.

7. My car (steal)! Call the police!!!!

8. The thieves (steal) the gold last week.

9. The Queen (open) the bridge tomorrow.

10. The bridge (destroy) by the storm last night.

11. I (learn) Japanese when I was in Tokyo.

12. I (teach) by an old Japanese man.

13. This letter (should/type), not handwritten!

14. The new secretary (type) at 100 wpm.

Question 1 - was painted.

Question 2 - painted.

Question 3 - drove.

Question 4 - drives.

Question 5 - are usually driven.

Question 6 - is read.

Question 7 - has been stolen. OR is being stolen is OK

Question 8 - stole.

Question 9 - is opening.

Question 10 - was destroyed.


Question 11 - learnt.

Question 12 - was taught.

Question 13 - should be typed.

Question 14 - types.

Fill in the blanks with active or passive in any appropriate tense. When you have finished all the questions, click on the
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1. The Amazon rainforest is extremely important to the ecology of the earth. 40% of the world's

oxygen (produce) there.

2. The game (win) by the other team tomorrow . They are a lot better than we are.

3. There was a terrible accident on a busy downtown street yesterday. Dozens of people saw it, including my friend,

who (interview) by the police.

4. Right now Susan is in the hospital. She (treat) for a bad burn on her hand and arm.

5. Yesterday, a bank robber (catch) by the police.

6. Frostbite may occur when the skin (expose) to extreme cold.

7. The government used to support the school. Today the school (support) by private funds as well as
by the tuition the students pay.

8. In some countries, certain prices are controlled by the government, such as the prices of medical supplies.

However, other prices (determine) by how much people are willing to pay for a product.

9. Tom (inform) by his teacher that his attendence had better improve.

10. Last night my car (steal) from the parking lot.

Fill in the blanks with the correct verb form. When you have finished all the questions, click on the Get Score button at
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Passive and active with modals. Use the modals should, should have, must, could, could have, might, might have, have
to, had better, supposed to, would.
Rules:
Passive form - modal + be + past participle
Past passive form - modal + have been + past participle

1. Someone Tom the news immediately. (tell)

2. Tom the news a long time ago. (tell)

3. Meat in a refrigerator or it will go bad. (keep)

4. You meat in a refrigerator or it will go bad. (keep)

5. We tried, but the window . It was painted shut. (open)

6. Walter may accept the position, but he a job by another company already.(accept)

7. These books to the library by tomorrow. (return)

8. Andy, your homework before class tomorrow. (finish)

9. Ann's birthday is this week. Her birthday card a week ago. (send)
10. Bill didn't expect to see his father at the party. He . (surprise)

Fill in the spaces with active-passive structures (Tense + passive / modal + passive)
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.

The sentences below are all active. Put them into the passive, keeping the same meaning.

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1 Someone burgled my house while I was away.

My house while I was away.


Correct answer: was burgled
2 He started to leave before they had given him the directions.

He started to leave before he directions.


Correct answer: had been given
3 I went to the showroom but was informed that they had sold all the houses.

I went to the showroom but was informed that all the houses .
Correct answer: had been sold
4 They were still building the hotel when we stayed there.

The hotel when we stayed there.


Correct answer: was still being built
5 They sent my son home from school for being cheeky to the teachers.

My son home from school for being cheeky to the teachers.


Correct answer: was sent
6 My doctor prescribed me some medicine for my cough.

I some medicine for my cough.


Correct answer: was prescribed
7 They haven't finished fixing my car yet. They're so slow!

My car yet. They're so slow!


Correct answer: hasn't been fixed
8 I visited my home town last year, only to find that they'd demolished the house I'd grown up in.

I visited my home town last year, only to find that the house I'd grown up in .
Correct answer: had been demolished
The sentences below are all active. Put them into the passive, keeping the same meaning.

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1 Someone stole my bike while I was in the shop.

My bike while I was in the shop.


Correct answer: was stolen
2 They've just repaired the bridge in the park.

The bridge in the park .


Correct answer: has just been repaired
3 Vandals have damaged the children's playground again.

The children's playground again.


Correct answer: has been damaged
4 They were always changing the bus timetable. It was really annoying.

The bus timetable .


Correct answer: was always being changed
5 They discharged my brother from hospital yesterday.

My brother from hospital yesterday.


Correct answer: was discharged
6 My lawyer informed me of the changes to the contract.

I by my lawyer of the changes to the contract.


Correct answer: was informed
7 When I arrived at the cinema I found that they had cancelled the film.

When I arrived at the cinema I found that the film .


Correct answer: had been cancelled
8 After six weeks the shop still hadn't sent my books.

After six weeks my books still .


Correct answer: hadn't been sent

Passive 1 (present simple)


Make these active present simple sentences passive. You don't need to repeat
'somebody'.

1) Somebody sends emails.


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[ Emails are sent ]

2) Somebody cuts the grass. Check


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[ The grass is cut ]

3) Somebody prefers chocolate.


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[ Chocolate is preferred ]

4) Somebody often steals cars.


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[ Cars are often stolen ]

5) Somebody plays loud music.


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[ Loud music is played ]

6) Somebody speaks English here.


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[ English is spoken here ]

7) Somebody loves the London parks.


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[ The London parks are loved ]

8) Somebody wants staff.


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[ Staff are wanted ]

9) Somebody writes articles.


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[ Articles are written ]

10) Somebody loves Julie.


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[ Julie is loved ]

11) Somebody reads a lot of books.


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[ A lot of books are read ]

12) Somebody cooks dinner every day.


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13) Somebody delivers milk in the mornings.


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[ Milk is delivered in the mornings ]

14) Somebody buys flowers for the flat.


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[ Flowers are bought for the flat ]

15) Somebody washes the cars every week.


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[ The cars are washed every week ]
16) Somebody writes a report every Friday.
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[ A report is written every Friday ]

17) Somebody fixes the roads.


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[ The roads are fixed ]

18) Somebody builds new houses every year.


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[ New houses are built every year ]

19) Somebody sells vegetables in the market.


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[ Vegetables are sold in the market ]

20) Somebody cleans the office every day.

[ The office is cleaned every day ]

Passive 2 (past simple)


Make the passive form with the past simple. You don't need to repeat 'somebody'.

1) Somebody found the key.


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[ The key was found ]

2) Somebody made mistakes.


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[ Mistakes were made ]

3) Somebody loved that woman.


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[ That woman was loved ]

4) Somebody cleaned the rooms.


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[ The rooms were cleaned ]

5) Somebody fixed the computer.


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[ The computer was fixed ]

6) Somebody built that house.


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[ That house was built ]

7) Somebody wrote War and Peace.


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[ War and Peace was written ]

8) Somebody painted The Mona Lisa. Check


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[ The Mona Lisa was painted ]

9) Somebody stole my wallet.


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[ My wallet was stolen ]

10) Somebody prepared lunch.


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[ Lunch was prepared ]

11) Somebody drank a lot of coffee.


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12) Somebody forgot the papers.


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[ The papers were forgotten ]

13) Somebody closed the windows.


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[ The windows were closed ]

14) Somebody invited Julie and Luke to a party.


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[ Julie and Luke were invited to a party ]

15) Somebody built a website.


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[ A website was built. ]

16) Somebody ate all the cakes.


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[ All the cakes were eaten ]

17) Somebody told me to wait.


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[ I was told to wait ]

18) Somebody employed a lot of new waiters.


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[ A lot of new waiters were employed ]

19) Somebody opened a shop.


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[ A shop was opened ]

20) Somebody lost the letter.

[ The letter was lost ]

Passive 3 (present perfect)


Make these present perfect sentences passive. You don't need to repeat 'somebody'.

1) Somebody has watered the plants. Check


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[ The plants have been watered ]

2) Somebody has taken the money.


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[ The money has been taken ]

3) Somebody has bought the presents.


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[ The presents have been bought ]

4) Somebody has finished the report.


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[ The report has been finished ]

5) Somebody has killed the President.


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[ The President has been killed ]

6) Somebody has repaired the road.


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[ The road has been repaired ]

7) Somebody has elected that man.


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[ That man has been elected ]

8) Somebody has learned lessons.


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[ Lessons have been learned ]

9) Somebody has fired John.


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[ John has been fired ]

10) Somebody has ordered new books.


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[ New books have been ordered ]

11) Somebody has prepared the meal.


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[ The meal has been prepared ]

12) Somebody has sent the email.


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[ The email has been sent ]

13) Somebody has eaten the strawberries.


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[ The strawberries have been eaten ]

14) Somebody has fixed the heating. Check


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[ The heating has been fixed ]

15) Somebody has made coffee.


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[ Coffee has been made ]

16) Somebody has turned on the air conditioning.


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[ The air conditioning has been turned on ]

17) Somebody has downloaded the song.


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[ The song has been downloaded ]

18) Somebody has rented a flat.


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[ A flat has been rented ]

19) Somebody has booked the holiday.


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[ The holiday has been booked ]

20) Somebody has cleaned the kitchen.

[ The kitchen has been cleaned ]

Passive 4 (future simple)


Change these future simple sentences into the passive. You don't need to repeat
'somebody'.

1) Somebody will meet you at the airport.


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[ You will be met at the airport ]

2) Somebody will process your application.


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[ Your application will be processed ]

3) Somebody will find your glasses.


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[ Your glasses will be found ]

4) Somebody will bring food.


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[ Food will be brought ]

5) Somebody will help you.


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6) Somebody will steal that bicycle. Check


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[ That bicycle will be stolen ]

7) Somebody will take your order.


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[ Your order will be taken ]

8) Somebody will write a new book.


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[ A new book will be written ]

9) Somebody will build a stadium.


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[ A stadium will be built ]

10) Somebody will collect your luggage.


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[ Your luggage will be collected ]

11) Somebody will explain the plan.


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[ The plan will be explained ]

12) Somebody will wash the floor later.


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[ The floor will be washed later ]

13) Somebody will deliver a parcel.


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14) Somebody will drink all the juice.


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[ All the juice will be drunk ]

15) Somebody will prepare everything.


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[ Everything will be prepared ]

16) Somebody will write the article next week.


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[ The article will be written next week ]

17) Somebody will eat the chocolate.


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[ The chocolate will be eaten ]

18) Somebody will send the information.


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[ The information will be sent ]

19) Somebody will call you.


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[ You will be called ]
20) Somebody will clean the windows.

[ The windows will be cleaned ]

Passive 5 (mixed tenses)


Change these active sentences to passive. Choose if you need the agent or not.

1) The Government is planning a new road near my house.


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[ A new road is being planned near my house ]

2) My grandfather built this house in 1943.


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[ This house was built in 1943 by my grandfather ]

3) Picasso was painting Guernica at that time.


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[ Guernica was being painted at that time by Picasso ]

4) The cleaner has cleaned the office.


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[ The office has been cleaned ]

5) He had written three books before 1867.


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[ Three books had been written before 1867 ]

6) John will tell you later.


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[ You will be told later by John ]

7) By this time tomorrow we will have signed the deal.


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[ By this time tomorrow the deal will have been signed ]

8) Somebody should do the work.


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[ The work should be done ]

9) The traffic might have delayed Jimmy.


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[ Jimmy might have been delayed by the traffic ]

10) People speak Portuguese in Brazil.


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[ Portuguese is spoken in Brazil ]

11) Everybody loves Mr Brown.


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[ Mr Brown is loved by everybody ]

12) They are building a new stadium near the station. Check
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[ A new stadium is being built near the station ]

13) The wolf ate the princess.


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[ The princess was eaten by the wolf ]

14) At six o'clock someone was telling a story.


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[ At six o'clock a story was being told ]

15) Somebody has drunk all the milk!


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[ All the milk has been drunk ]

16) I had cleaned all the windows before the storm.


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[ All the windows had been cleaned before the storm ]

17) A workman will repair the computer tomorrow.


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[ The computer will be repaired tomorrow ]

18) By next year the students will have studied the passive.
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[ By next year the passive will have been studied by the students ]

19) James might cook dinner.


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[ Dinner might be cooked by James ]

20) Somebody must have taken my wallet.

[ My wallet must have been taken ]

Passive 6 (two objects)


Change the active sentence into the passive. There are two answers for each question.

1) John gave a bar of chocolate to Jill (start with 'Jill').


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[ Jill was given a bar of chocolate (by John). ]

2) John gave a bar of chocolate to Jill (start with 'a bar of chocolate').
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[ A bar of chocolate was given to Jill (by John). ]

3) I lent a pencil to Graham (start with 'Graham').


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[ Graham was lent a pencil (by me). ]

4) I lent a pencil to Graham (start with 'a pencil').


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[ A pencil was lent to Graham (by me). ]
5) Fiona told the truth to Julian (start with 'Julian').
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[ Julian was told the truth (by Fiona). ]

6) Fiona told the truth to Julian (start with 'the truth').


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[ The truth was told to Julian (by Fiona). ]

7) They offered the job to Simon (start with 'Simon').


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[ Simon was offered the job (by them). ]

8) They offered the job to Simon (start with 'the job').


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[ The job was offered to Simon (by them). ]

9) The boss showed the new computer to Anna (start with 'Anna').
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[ Anna was shown the new computer (by the boss). ]

10) The boss showed the new computer to Anna (start with 'the new computer').
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[ The new computer was shown to Anna (by the boss). ]

11) Julie taught the grammar to the students (start with 'the students').
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[ The students were taught the grammar (by Julie). ]

12) Julie taught the grammar to the students (start with 'the grammar').
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[ The grammar was taught to the students (by Julie). ]

13) I sent the email to John (start with 'John').


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[ John was sent the email (by me). ]

14) I sent the email to John (start with 'the email').


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[ The email was sent to John (by me). ]

15) Lucy threw the ball to the child (start with 'the child').
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[ The child was thrown the ball (by Lucy). ]

16) Lucy threw the ball to the child (start with 'the ball').
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[ The ball was thrown to the child (by Lucy). ]

17) Sophia sold the car to a doctor (start with 'a doctor').
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[ A doctor was sold the car (by Sophia). ]

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18) Sophia sold the car to a doctor (start with 'the car').
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[ The car was sold to a doctor (by Sophia). ]

19) I asked the question to David (start with 'David').


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[ David was asked the question (by me). ]

20) I asked the question to David (start with 'the question').

[ The question was asked to David (by me). ]

Passive with subordinate clauses


Make the subordinate clauses passive.

1) I want someone to love me.


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[ I want to be loved! ]

2) It seems that someone cleaned the office on Tuesday.


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[ It seems that the office was cleaned on Tuesday. ]

3) Amy thinks that someone is reading to her son.


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[ Amy thinks that her son is being read to. ]

4) I don't like people seeing me in my pyjamas.


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[ I don't like being seen in my pyjamas. ]

5) My little niece loves people chasing her.


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[ My little niece loves being chased. ]

6) I understand that someone hit Greg.


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[ I understand that Greg was hit. ]

7) Is it the case that someone sent the report on time?


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[ Is it the case that the report was sent on time? ]

8) We avoided people seeing us.


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[ We avoided being seen. ]

9) I think that someone built the house in 1814.


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[ I think that the house was built in 1814. ]

10) I understand that someone fired John.


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[ I understand that John was fired. ]
11) I like someone looking after me when I'm ill.
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[ I like being looked after when I'm ill. ]

12) She hates people laughing at her.


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[ She hates being laughed at. ]

13) It seems that someone lost the papers.


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[ It seems that the papers were lost. ]

14) He thinks that someone is teasing Lucy.


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[ He thinks that Lucy is being teased. ]

15) I hope someone will examine me soon.


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16) John would like someone to promote him.


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[ John would like to be promoted. ]

17) The cat enjoys someone tickling him.


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[ The cat enjoys being tickled. ]

18) They claim that someone stole the money.


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[ They claim that the money was stolen. ]

19) We imagined that the storm damaged the car.


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[ We imagined that the car was damaged by the storm. ]

20) I believe that some is preparing food.

[ I believe that food is being prepared. ]

1. Many people think that Paris is the most beautiful city in the world.

Paris >>pista the most beautiful city in the world.

2 .They claim that this engine is twice as powerful as the previous one.

This engine to twice as powerful as the previous one.

3. The children heard the thief go through the window.

The thief was >>pista through the window

4. It is your duty to make tea at eleven o'clock. (use suppose for obligation)

You are tea at eleven o'clock.

5.People know that he is armed.

He is known armed.

6.Someone saw him pick up the gun.


He was seen the arm

7. We know that you were in town on the night of the crime.

You are in town on the night of the crime.

8. We believe that he has special knowledge which may be useful to the police.

He to special knowledge, useful to the police.

9. We expect the plane will take off with very little delay

The plane to with very little delay.

10. The Jury considered Almodovar's film was the most innovating.

Almodovar's film was to the most innovating.

11. You have to get to work on time.

You are to to work on time.(use suppose for obligation)

12. Don't touch this switch.(use must for imperatives in the passive

This switch be .

13. That switch is broken. You will have to get someone to see to it.this a CAUSATIVE

You will have to get by someone.

14. It is impossible to do this. (use can't)

This done.

1. The Police reported that the number of car accidents had increased.

The number of car accidents increased.

2. They say hot lemon is one of the best remedies for sore throats.

Hot lemon one of the best remedies for sore throats.

3. The doctors claim that this new technique is a revolution for heart problems.

This new technique a revolution for heart diseases.

4. They expect the Queen Mary 2 will arrive in Miami in a couple of weeks.

>>pista in Miami in a couple of weeks.

5. Everybody thought he did not take the prize for political reasons.

He >>pista the prize for political reasons.

6. It is believed that many yogis meditate without food or water for weeks.

>>pista without food or water for weeks.

7. Scientists think that many unknown mammals still live in the middle of Asian jungles.

Many unknown mammals in the middle of Asian jungles.

8.All the experts in the congress thought that our wine was the best.

>>pista >>pista the best by all the experts in the congress.

Read this traditional story from northern Canada. Put the verbs in brackets into an appropriate tense, either active or passive,
and then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble.
Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints!

THE HUNTER AND THE CHILDREN

I (1 go) to tell you an Eskimo story. Nobody (2 know) how long the Eskimos (3 live) in northern
Canada on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Their life (4 be) usually very hard and although it (5 become)

a little easier with the arrival of electricity and other modern conveniences, it (6 still/dominate) by the harsh

climate and the need to hunt for food. Before the time of supermarkets and imported food, in winter the only way to get fresh

meat (7 be) by killing a seal. Seals (8 spend) most of their time swimming in the water under the ice but from

time to time they (9 have) to put their noses through a hole in the ice so that they can breathe. This (10 be)

the moment when a patient hunter could strike at the seal with his weapon, a harpoon. This story (11 be) about one

of these hunters. (12 You/sit) comfortably? Then I (13 begin).

One day an old man (14 go) seal hunting on the ice a short distance from the land. Near to his chosen hunting spot

there (15 be) a steep cliff, on top of which there (16 be) a high bank of snow. Below this cliff some

children (17 laugh) and (18 shout) while they (19 play) a game.

The hunter (20 wait) silent and motionless beside a breathing hole where he (21 see) a seal the day

before. For a long time nothing (22 happen); then he (23 hear) the sound of a seal breathing. Just as

he (24 raise) his harpoon, ready to strike, the silence (25 break)! The noise of the children playing at

the foot of the cliff (26 distract) the old man and (27 warn) the seal, which (28 escape).

The old man (29 lower) his harpoon in a bad mood and (30 grumble), 'Those children! I wish

they (31 not be) so noisy. If only they 32 not shout) just then. I hope the cliff of

snow (33 fall and 34 bury) them!'

Once more the hunter (35 wait) by the breathing hole. Again the seal (36 return). And again just as the

hunter (37 go) to strike, the children (38 burst) out laughing and the seal (39 get) away unharmed.

The old hunter now (40 call) upon his magic powers. He (41 speak) to the spirits which (42 bring)

bad luck: 'When the children (43 shout) again, send snow to bury them!'

Suddenly an avalanche of snow (44 fall) from the top of the cliff and (45 swallow) the children. Their

cries (46 hear) for a long time, but gradually they (47 grow) weaker until at last everyone (48 be)

silent.

When the parents of the children (49 realise) what (50 happen) they (51 want) revenge. Just

as they (52 go) to catch him, the old man (53 call) upon his magic powers one last time and (54

lift) himself into the air. The parents (55 watch) him rise into the sky and turn into a shooting star. On a clear night, if

you (56 look) carefully, you (57still/see) the old man running away across the sky.

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