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passive exercises

Mensaje  Nayra el Miér Feb 08, 2012 4:24 pm

1. Rewrite these sentences.

1. Somebody cleans the room every day.
2. They cancelled all flights because of fog.
3. People don`t use this road very often.
4. Somebody accused me of stealing money.
5. How do people learn languages?
6. People advised us not to go out alone.
7. They have postponed the concert.
8. Somebody is using the computer at the moment.
9. I didn`t realise that somebody was recording our conversation.
10. When we got to the stadium we found that they had cancelled the game.
11. They are building a new ring road round the city.
12. They have built a new hospital near the airport.

2. Make sentences form the words in brackets. Sometimes the verb is active, sometimes passive.

1. There is somebody behind us. (I / think/ we / follow)
2. This room looks different. (you/paint?)
3. My car has disappeared. (it / steal!)
4. My umbrella has disappeared. (somebody/ take)
5. Tom gets a higher salary now. (he / promote )
6. Ann can`t use her office at the moment. (it / redecorate)
7. The photocopier broke down yesterday but now it is OK. (it / work / again; it / repair )
8. The police have found the people they were looking for. (two people / arrest / last night )
9. A tree was lying across the road. (it / blow down / in the storm)
10. The man next door disappeared six months ago. (nobody / see / since then)
11. I was mugged on my way home a few nights ago. (you / ever/ mug?)

3. Rewrite the following sentences into the passive voice.

1. They didn`t give me the money.
2. They asked me some difficult questions at the interview.
3. Janet`s colleagues gave her a present when she retired.
4. Nobody told me that George was ill.
5. How much will they pay you?
6. I think they should have offered Tom the job.
7. Has anybody shown you what to do?

4. Pass from active to passive

Somebody sent me a bunch of flowers. The men from the flower shop delivered them to my house. He told me that they were a present. A young man had ordered them. He had put no card in the flowers. I still don’t know who sent them.


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