Passive Voice - Unit 20

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

EXERCISE A

Read the sentence and then write another sentence with the same meaning. Begin each sentence as shown in the examples.

Examples:  
Somebody stole my bag in the store.   My bag was stolen in the store.
The police have arrested three men.  Three men have been arrested by the police.

 

1.

The bill includes service.  
Service  .

2.

People don't use this road very often.
This road  .

3.

They canceled all flights because of fog.
All flights  .

4.

Somebody accused me of stealing the money.
.

5.

They are building a new shopping center downtown.
A new shopping center  .

6.

I didn't realize that someone was recording our conversation.
I didn't realize that our conversation  .

7.

They have changed the date of the meeting.
The date of the meeting 

8.

Brian told me that somebody had attacked and robbed him in the street.
Brian told me that he  .

 
 

EXERCISE B

Make a PASSIVE SENTENCE form the words in parentheses.

Examples:  
That building looks very old. (when / it /build?)   When was it built?
A: Is Margaret popular?  B: Yes, (she / like / by everybody)  She is liked by everybody.

 

1.

This is a very popular television program. (every week it / watch / by millions of people) 
Every week it  .

2.

What happens to the cars produced in this factory? (most of them / export?).

3.

A: Was there any trouble at the demonstration?
B: Yes. (about 20 people / arrested)  .

4.

A: There is no longer military service in Argentina.
B: Really? (when / it / abolish?)  .

5.

A: Did anybody call an ambulance to the scene of the accident? 
B: Yes. (but nobody / injure / so it / not / need)  .

6.

A: Last night someone broke into our house.
B: Oh no! (anything / take?)  .

7.

Mr. Kelly can't use his office right now. (it / redecorate).

8.

Linda didn't have her car yesterday.. (it / tune up / at the garage).

9.

Where's my bicycle? It's gone !!! (it / steal !!!) .

10.

The people next door disappeared six months ago. (they / not /see / since then).

11.

This room looks different. (it / paint / since I was last here?).

12.

A tree was lying across the road. (it / blow / down in the storm)
.

 

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