Grammar exercise: passive voice

December 26, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate passive verb forms.

1. Nothing about the accident ……………….. to her.

a) knew

b) has known

c) had known

d) was known

2. …………………. the thief …………………. by the police?

a) Has, been caught

b) Was, been caught

c) Has, caught

d) Is, caught

3. My feelings ………………….. by his caustic remarks.

a) were hurt

b) hurt

c) has hurt

4. An order …………………. by me.

a) has placed

b) has been placed

c) was placing

5. Nobody …………………….. by her.

a) has been betrayed

b) was betrayed

c) Either could be used here

6. The animals …………………….. by the poachers.

a) were hunting

b) were being hunted

c) has hunted

7. Prizes ………………….. away by the chief guest.

a) were being gave

b) were being given

c) are giving

8. His life ………………….

a) must save

b) mast have saved

c) must be saved

9. She …………………… by grief.

a) was overwhelmed

b) has overwhelmed

c) had overwhelmed

10. The patient ………………….. medicine.

a) is administering

b) is being administered

c) has administered

Answers

1. Nothing about the accident was known to her.

2. Has the thief been caught by the police?

3. My feelings were hurt by his caustic remarks.

4. An order has been placed by me.

5. Nobody has been betrayed / was betrayed by her.

6. The animals were being hunted by the poachers.

7. Prizes were being given away by the chief guest.

8. His life must be saved.

9. She was overwhelmed by grief.

10. The patient is being administered medicine.

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