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ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VOICE - EXERCISES

1. Change the sentences to the passive voice:


Example: The teacher corrects the exercises. > The exercises are corrected by the
teacher.
Mary saw the accident. > The accident was seen by Mary. (to see saw
seen)
a) She left the money in the drawer.
______________________________________________________________
(to leave left left)
b) The cat drinks milk.
_________________________________________________________________________
(to drink drank drunk)
c) The cat drank the milk.
______________________________________________________________________
(to drink drank drunk)
d) Mary did the work.
_________________________________________________________________________
(to do did done)
e) The gardener plants flowers.
__________________________________________________________________
(to plant planted planted)
f) Graham Bell invented the telephone.
____________________________________________________________
(to invent invented invented)
g) Water covers a great part of the Earth.
___________________________________________________________
(to cover covered covered)
h) The mother took the children to the park.
________________________________________________________
(to take took taken)
2. Put the sentences into the Future:
Example: The work was done by Mary. > The work will be done by Mary.
a) The car was made in Brazil.
___________________________________________________________________
b) The beaches were visited by the girls.
___________________________________________________________
c) The leaves were eaten by the oxen.
_____________________________________________________________
d) The cars were sold by Tom.
___________________________________________________________________
3. Check the correct alternative to fill the gaps:
a) The car was _____________________ by him. (
) to sell
(
) sold
b) The flowers will be ________________ by him. (
) to give (
) gave (
)
given
c) The door will be __________________ by the carpenter.
(
) to repair
(
)
repaired
d) These photos were _______________ by her. (
) to see(
) saw (
) seen

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e) The cheese was __________________ by the mice. (
eaten
f) The leaves were __________________ by the cows. (
eaten
g) The glasses were _________________ by the children.
broken

) to eat (

) ate

) to eat (

) ate

) to break ( ) broke

( )

4. Match the words to their synonym:


a) strict
b) guy
c) weird
(
) midday
(
) rarely
young man (
) limit

d) seldom
) unusual

e) restriction
(
) inflexible

f) noon
(
)

5. Complete with words from activity 4:


a) Some parents ____________________________ talk about sex to their children.
b) The Portuguese teacher is very ____________________________ with his students.
c) There is a ____________________________ on practicing this sport: it is extremely
dangerous.
d) This is not an ordinary situation. It is ____________________________
e) That Vietnamese ____________________________ is playing soccer in Brazil.
f) It is ____________________________ in Brazil now but in Japan it is midnight.