Active and passive voice exercise

July 26, 2014pdf

Sentences are given in the active voice. From the given options choose the one that correctly expresses the same idea in the passive voice.

1. The cat killed the mouse.

a) The mouse was killed by the cat.

b) The mouse killed by the cat.

c) The mouse has killed by the cat.

2. The man cut down the tree.

a) The tree cut down the man.

b) The tree was cut down by the man.

c) The tree has cut down by the man.

3. Columbus discovered America.

a) America has discovered Columbus.

b) America was discovered by Columbus.

c) America had discovered by Columbus.

4. The teacher praised the boy.

a) The boy praised by the teacher.

b) The boy had praised by the teacher.

c) The boy was praised by the teacher.

5. The dog bit the man.

a) The man was bitten by the dog.

b) The man was bit the dog.

c) The man had been bitten by the dog.

6. The syce feeds the horse every day.

a) The horse fed the syce every day.

b) The horse feeds by the syce every day.

c) The horse is fed by the syce every day.

7. The boys were flying kites.

a) Kites were flied by the boys.

b) Kites were being flown by the boys.

c) Kites were flown by the boys.

Answers

1. a) The mouse was killed by the cat.

2. b) The tree was cut down by the man.

3. b) America was discovered by Columbus.

4. c) The boy was praised by the teacher.

5. a) The man was bitten by the dog.

6. c) The horse is fed by the syce every day.

7. b) Kites were being flown by the boys.

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