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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Passives

 
  Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of passives.

 
 
1. Which sentence has the passive form?
  The dog chased the cat.
  The cat was chased by the dog.
     
2. Which sentence has the passive form?
  Numerous English courses are being offered this year at the university.
  There are numerous English courses available at the university this year.
     
3. Which sentence has the passive form?
  After the computer is turned on, you will be asked for your password.
  After you turn on the computer, the computer will ask you for your password.
     
4. Which sentence has the passive form?
  Tom sent the message to Greg by e-mail.
  Greg was sent the message by e-mail 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 graduation ceremony has been a great success for many years.
  The graduation ceremony has been videotaped for many years.
     
7. Which sentence has the passive form?
  Tom was an excellent student and had been given many awards and prizes by the time he graduated from university.
  Tom was an excellent student and had received many awards and prizes by the time he graduated from university.
     
8. Which sentence has the passive form?
  The new office will be ready by the end of the week.
  The new office will be finished by the end of the week.
     
9. Which sentence shows the doer of the action?
  Mary was sent many birthday greetings by e-mail.
  Mary was sent many birthday greetings by her friends.
     
10. Which sentence shows the doer of the action?
  The TOEFL is marked by the teacher.
  The TOEFL is automatically marked.