Passive voice exercises

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Passive voice exercises

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Complete the passive voice exercises below to test your knowledge.

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Passive voice exercises practice

Complete the passive voice exercises by changing the active sentences to the passive voice form.

1. They sell magazines in the mall.

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Magazines are sold in the mall. Note: ‘by them’ is not necessary – the key point is where the magazines are sold (in the mall).

 

2. The chef bakes all bread on the premises.

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All bread is baked on the premises. Note: ‘by the chef’ is not necessary (it is obvious) – the key point is that bread is made on the premises.

 

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3. The garage is fixing my car at the moment.

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My car is being fixed by the garage at the moment. Note: ‘by the garage’ could be left out – the key point is probably that the car is not available at the moment.

 

4. Someone has handed in my lost wallet.

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My lost wallet has been handed in. Note: ‘by someone’ is not necessary – the key point is that the wallet has been handed in.

 

5. The teacher has graded all of our assignments.

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All of our assignments have been graded by the teacher. Note: ‘by the teacher’ could be left out – it is obvious and the key point is that the assignments have been graded.

 

6. The local newspaper reported the story

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The story was reported by the local newspaper. Note: ‘by the local newspaper’ adds specific information about which newspaper reported the story.

 

7. The truck damaged my car in the accident.

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My car was damaged by the truck in the accident. Note: ‘by the truck’ adds specific information about which vehicle damaged the car – it could be left out if the speaker is mainly concerned about the damaged car and not what caused the damage.

 

8. His auntie was looking after him while his parents were away.

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He was being looked after by his auntie while his parents were away. Note: ‘by his auntie’ adds specific information about who looked after him.

 

9.  They had already sold all the tickets when I tried to buy some.

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All the tickets had already been sold when I tried to buy some. Note: ‘by them’ is not necessary – the key point is the fact that there were no tickets left.

 

10. They will make a decision tomorrow.

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A decision will be made tomorrow. Note: ‘by them’ is not necessary – the key point is the fact that a decision will be made.

 

11. They are going to make four people redundant.

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Four people are going to be made redundant. Note: ‘by them’ is not necessary – the key point is the fact that four people are going to lose their jobs.

 

12. They will have finished all the work by the time we get there.

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All the work will have been finished by the time we get there. Note: ‘by them’ is not necessary – the key point is the fact that all the work will have been finished.

 

 

 

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