Active or passive voice exercise

July 31, 2014pdf

Complete the following sentences using an active or passive verb form.

Hints

We use the active voice when the subject is the doer of the action.

We use the passive voice when something is done to the subject.

1. Most things ………………….. plastic these days.

a) made of

b) are made of

c) Either could be used here

2. My mother ……………….. wine from strawberries.

a) makes

b) is made

3. The house …………………

a) is built

b) is being built

c) Either could be used here

4. This bag …………………. of leather.

a) is made

b) make

5. It ………………. disappeared. I can’t see it now.

a) has

b) has been

c) Either could be used here

6. Their house ………………… last week.

a) sold

b) was sold

c) is sold

7. Do you think that the work ………………… by Friday?

a) is completed

c) will be completed

8. These tablets ………………. with food.

a) need to take

b) need to be taken

9. The postman …………………. this letter in the morning.

a) delivered

b) was delivered

10. You ………………. the money last week.

a) should send

b) should have sent

c) send

Answers

1. Most things are made of plastic these days.

2. My mother makes wine from strawberries.

3. The house is being built.

4. This bag is made of leather.

5. It has disappeared. I can’t see it now.

6. Their house was sold last week.

7. Do you think that the work will be completed by Friday?

8. These tablets need to be taken with food.

9. The postman delivered this letter in the morning.

10. You should have sent the money last week.

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