Learn English 100% free...Get 1 free lesson per week // Add a new lesson
Log in!

Click here to log in
New account
Millions of accounts created on our sites.
JOIN our free club and learn English now!

  • Home
  • Print
  • Guestbook
  • Report a bug

  • Get a free English lesson every week!
    Click here!

    - Our other sites

    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #56317: Passive- One/ They/ People....
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Impersonal | Passive voice [Change theme]
    > Similar tests: - Passive form - Passive voice - Passive voice - Adjectives in -ed or in -ing - Life accident 1 - Difficulties of the Passive Form - Passive Form : step 1 - Make someone do/ Be made to do
    > Double-click on words you don't understand

    Passive- One/ They/ People....

     One - They - People ... how to use them?

    When you are generally speaking of something or someone, use ONE, like in proverbs

    One never knows.


    When you speak in an informal way, use YOU

    You can't remain calm in such a situation.


    When you speak of your group of people, use WE

    We'll have our meals in this room.


    If you are not part of the group it is spoken about, use THEY

    In England they drink a lot of tea.

    Here English people will use WE, as they are part of the group.


    When it is a gossip or so, use PEOPLE

    People think she is going to get married.

    or passive voice :

    She is said to be going to get married.

    She is said to get married soon.


    When the person speaking is unknown, use SOMEONE or the PASSIVE VOICE

    Someone knocked at the door. 

    My car has been stolen.


    When you give a common advice, a common order, use TO BE + PASSIVE VOICE

    White wine is to be served with trout. 


       Exercise : choose the right word to complete the sentences.



    Here it is !...


    Twitter Share
    English exercise "Passive- One/ They/ People...." created by lucile83 with The test builder. [More lessons & exercises from lucile83]
    Click here to see the current stats of this English test

    Please log in to save your progress.

    1. arrived early yesterday morning and went to our hotel.

    2. has sent me a cheque but I don't know that person.

    3. drink beer in Ireland.

    4. How do say that in Spanish ?

    5. is believed to have passed her exam.

    6. Tom, are asked for on the phone !

    7. think you are on holiday because they haven't seen you for 3 days.

    8. have rebuilt the little church of our village.

    9. needs money to have a decent life.

    10. I am going to London with friends next month, are to meet at the airport.

    11. can't teach an old dog new tricks. Grandmother used to say that proverb.

    12. In France we drive on the right side of the road, and in England drive on the left side.

    End of the free exercise to learn English: Passive- One/ They/ People....
    A free English exercise to learn English.
    Other English exercises on the same topics : Impersonal | Passive voice | All our lessons and exercises