Active and passive voice exercise

August 8, 2012pdf

Verbs like allow, advise, permit and forbid can be followed by either an –ing form or an infinitive. These sentences can be changed into the passive, but the structures are different.

Change the following sentences into passive voice.

1. The principal has forbidden smoking on the campus.

2. The principal has forbidden students to smoke on the campus.

3. I advise consulting a good doctor.

4. I advise you to consult a good doctor.

5. They don’t allow parking in front of their gate.

6. They don’t allow people to park in front of their gate.

7. We advise early booking.

8. We advise passengers to book their tickets early.

9. They made her repeat the whole story.

10. We don’t advise pregnant women to go on a diet.

Answers

1. Smoking has been forbidden on the campus.

2. Students have been forbidden to smoke on the campus.

3. Consulting a good doctor is advised.

4. You are advised to consult a good doctor.

5. Parking in front of their gate is not allowed.

6. People are not allowed to park in front of their gate.

7. Early booking is advised.

8. Passengers are advised to book their tickets early.

9. She was made to repeat the whole story.

10. Pregnant women are not advised to go on a diet.

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