Active and Passive Voice Exercise II

August 5, 2010pdf

Find the verbs in the following sentences and state whether they are in the active voice or the passive voice.

1. The tiger killed the deer.

2. The boy is learning his lessons.

3. This house was built by my grandfather.

4. Alice has been waiting for a long time.

5. Mother was making a cake.

6. The postman was bitten by the dog.

7. The thief was caught.

8. The accused were sent to jail.

9. The loud noise frightened the baby.

10. The dog chased the cat.

11. The letter was posted yesterday.

12. The oldman takes snuff.

13. The cat drank all the milk.

14. That boy of yours has broken my window again.

15. These shoes of mine pinch me terribly.

Answers

1. verb – killed (simple past); voice – active

2. verb – is learning (present continuous); voice – active

3. verb – was built (simple past); voice – passive

4. verb – has been waiting (present perfect continuous); voice – active

5. verb – was making (past continuous); voice – active

6. verb – was bitten (simple past); voice – passive

7. verb – was caught (simple past); voice – passive

8. verb – were sent (simple past); voice – passive

9. verb – frightened (simple past); voice – active

10. verb -chased (simple past); voice – active

11. verb – was posted (simple past); voice – passive

12. verb – takes (simple present); voice – active

13. verb – drank (simple past); voice – active

14. verb – has broken (present perfect); voice – active

15. verb – pinch (simple present); voice – active

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