Passive 2

Change the active sentences to passive. Example: Stephen King wrote the book. becomes The book was written by Stephen King. When you have finished all the questions, click on the Get Score button at the bottom of the page to see your score and the correct answers.

The passive voice shows that the subject is receiving the action of the verb. Form the passive voice by using the appropriate form of to and be and the past participle of the main verb.
Example:
active: Tom writes a letter.
passive: A letter has been written. (by Tom ... if you feel this information is important. If it is obvious or not really important, do not use it.)

  1. People returned many books to the library last night.


  2. Someone took that book from her desk.


  3. Someone has taken money from my wallet.


  4. The reporter wrote an article about pollution.


  5. The dog bit the tall little boy.


  6. The newspapers reported the event immediately.


  7. We could hear the sound of music.


  8. Lightning struck the house.


  9. We have to pay the bill before the first of the month.


  10. The police are holding him for further questioning.





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