Active and passive voice exercise

August 21, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate active or passive verb forms. Choose your answers from the given options.

1. The problem …………………. to the children. (explained / was explained)

2. Those pyramids ……………………. around 400 AD. (built / were built)

3. All the trouble ……………………….. by your mother. (has caused / was caused)

4. The visitors ……………………. (were shown / have shown) a collection of old manuscripts.

5. I …………………. him ten thousand pounds last year. (lend / lent / was lent)

6. She …………………… of spiders. (frightened / is frightened)

7. That picture …………………. by my grandmother. (painted / was painted)

8. I ………………….. by his attitude. (shocked / have shocked / was shocked)

9. Excuse the mess. The house ………………… (is painting / is being painted / has painted)

10. I knew why I …………………. (had chosen / had been chosen)

Answers

1. The problem was explained to the children.

2. Those pyramids were built around 400 AD.

3. All the trouble was caused by your mother.

4. The visitors were shown a collection of old manuscripts.

5. I lent him ten thousand pounds last year.

6. She is frightened of spiders.

7. That picture was painted by my grandmother.

8. I was shocked by his attitude.

9. Excuse the mess. The house is being painted.

10. I knew why I had been chosen.

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