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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #124164: Active or passive voice
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    Active or passive voice


    Active voice to passive voice:   

    When a sentence is written in active voice, the subject of the sentence performs the action described in the sentence.

    Passive voice means that the subject of the sentence receives the action described in the sentence.

    Example: 

    My mother makes a cake (active voice). 

    A cake is made by my mother (passive voice)

                                        

     

    TenseActive voicePassive voice
    Present simpleread a newspaperA newspaper is read
    Past simplesent flowers as a giftThe flowers were sent as a gift
    Present continuousam making a saladA salad is being made
    Past continuouswas writing a letterA letter was being written
    Past perfectHe had recorded a songA song had been recorded
    Future simpleI will do my homeworkMy homework will be done
    Future - be going toam going to open the presentThe present is going to be opened
    ModalYou must obey your parentsYour parents must be obeyed
    Modal perfectI should have taken my medicineMy medicine should have been taken
    InfinitiveShe has to give him back the bag The bag has to be given back


     
    Transform the sentences into the passive form, pay attention to the tenses .  GOOD LUCK ! 
                                                                                                                                      



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    1. The puppy chewed the bone. >>The bone by the puppy.

    2. The president keeps a copy of the award letter. >>A copy of the award letter by the president.

    3. Heidi had offered Patrick a credit card. >>A credit card to Patrick by Heidi.

    4. Mrs. Watson was cleaning the house all day. >>The house all day by Mrs. Watson.

    5. The creditors are writing a modified payment. >>A modified payment by the creditors.

    6. She will receive the parcel. >>The parcel by her.

    7. Jane is going to park the car in our driveway. The car by Jane in our driveway.

    8. They should have grown rice. Rice by them.

    9. You must respect your elders. Elders .

    10. I have to finish this work. This work .









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