Passive voice exercise

June 29, 2013pdf

From the given options choose the correct passive form of the active sentence.

1. Alice resembles a Greek goddess.

a) A Greek goddess is resembled by Alice.

b) A Greek goddess is being resembled by Alice.

c) Alice is resembled by a Greek goddess.

d) None of the above

2. Everybody agreed with me.

a) I was agreed with by everybody.

b) Everybody was agreed with by me.

c) I was agreed by everybody.

d) None of these

3. This coat doesn’t fit me.

a) I am not fitted by this coat.

b) I do not fit this coat.

c) This coat is not fitted by me.

d) None of these

4. Mathews made a major error is the estimate.

a) A major error was made in the estimate by Mathews.

b) A major estimate was made in the error by Mathews.

c) A major error was being made in the estimate by Mathews.

d) A major error was estimated by Mathews.

5. They say that his company is in trouble.

a) It is said that his company is in trouble.

b) That his company is in trouble is said by them.

c) His company is being said to be in trouble.

d) None of these

Answers

1. None of these. (Verbs which refer to states do not have passive forms. Examples of such verbs are: fit, have, lack, resemble and suit.)

2. None of these. (Prepositional verbs like agree with and walk into are not normally used in the passive.)

3. None of these

4. A major error was made in the estimate by Mathews.

5. It is said that his company is in trouble.

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