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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Passives

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of passives.

Example

Which sentence has the passive form?
He closed the door.
The door was closed.

The correct answer is "The door was closed."


1.

Which sentence has the passive form?

  The policeman chased the criminal.
  The criminal was chased by the policeman.
     
2.

Which sentence has the passive form?

  Numerous online courses are being offered at school this year.
  There are numerous online courses available at school this year.
     
3.

Which sentence has the passive form?

  After your bank card is accepted, you will be asked for your password.
  After you put your bank card in the machine, it will ask for your password.
     
4.

Which sentence has the passive form?

  Tom sent the parcel to Greg by courier.
  Greg was sent the parcel by courier from Tom.
     
5.

Which sentence has the passive form?

  In the thirteenth century, people believed that the earth was flat.
  In the thirteenth century, it was believed that the earth was flat.
     
6.

Which sentence has the passive form?

  The 100th anniversary celebration has been a great success for many years.
  The 100th anniversary celebration has been organized very well.
     
7.

Which sentence has the passive form?

  Terry was a superb athlete and had been given many awards and scholarships by the time he graduated from university.
  Terry was a superb athlete and had received many awards and scholarships by the time he graduated from university.
     
8.

Which sentence has the passive form?

  The new building will be ready by the end of the year.
  The new building will be finished by the end of the year.
     
9.

Which sentence shows the doer of the action?

  Michael was sent many birthday greetings by e-mail.
  Michael was sent many birthday greetings by his friends.
     
10.

Which sentence shows the doer of the action?

  The TOEFL is marked by the teacher.
  The TOEFL is automatically marked.