Passive voice exercise

September 20, 2012pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate passive verb forms.

1. My pen …………………………………….. stolen.

a) has

b) has been

c) is being

2. I …………………………………………. invited to the party.

a) have

b) have been

c) am being

3. English …………………………………………. all over the world.

a) speaks

b) is spoken

c) spoken

4. He ………………………………………… admittance by the guard.

a) refused

b) was refused

c) has refused

5. The captive ………………………………………………. to a tree.

a) bound

b) has bound

c) was bound

6. All orders …………………………………………. promptly.

a) execute

b) will execute

c) will be executed

7. The letter ………………………………………. posted.

a) has

b) has been

c) been

8. The horse ……………………………………….. frightened by the noise.

a) was

b) has

c) was been

9. The exhibition ………………………………………… by the Chief Minister.

a) inaugurated

b) was inaugurated

c) has inaugurated

10. The theatre ………………………………………. only last month.

a) opened

b) was opened

c) has opened

Answers

1. My pen has been stolen.

2. I have been invited to the party.

3. English is spoken all over the world.

4. He was refused admittance by the guard.

5. The captive was bound to a tree.

6. All orders will be executed promptly.

7. The letter has been posted.

8. The horse was frightened by the noise.

9. The exhibition was inaugurated by the minister.

10. The theatre was opened only last month.

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