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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Passives

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of passives.

Example

Which sentence has the passive form?

The man drove the car.
The car was driven by the man.

The correct answer is "The car was driven by the man."



1.

Which sentence has the passive form?

  The dog chases the cat.
  The cat is chased by the dog.
     
2.

Which sentence has the passive form?

  Many English courses are being offered this year at the university.
  There are many English courses available at the university this year.
     
3.

Which sentence has the passive form?

  The computer was turned on.
  Turn on the computer.
     
4.

Which sentence has the passive form?

  Tom sends the message to Greg by e-mail.
  Greg is sent the message by e-mail from Tom.
     
5.

Which sentence has the passive form?

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

Which sentence has the passive form?

  Our friends invited us to dinner.
  We were invited to dinner by our friends.
     
7.

Which sentence has the passive form?

  Tom was a good student and was given many awards.
  Tom was an excellent student and had received many awards.
     
8.

Which sentence has the passive form?

  The new office will be ready soon.
  The new office will be finished soon.
     
9.

Which sentence shows the doer of the action?

  Mary was sent many birthday greetings.
  Mary was sent many birthday greetings by her friends.
     
10.

Which sentence shows the doer of the action?

  The ball was thrown by the boy.
  The ball was thrown well.