Passive voice exercise

October 19, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate passive verb forms.

1. Paper …………………………… wood.

a) is made by

b) is made from

c) is made with

2. The car ………………………………

a) is still fixed

b) is still being fixed

c) has fixed

3. This bucket ………………………… plastic.

a) is made from

b) is made of

c) is made with

4. The boy ………………………… by the teacher.

a) has punished

b) was punished

5. The thieves ……………………………

a) have caught

b) have been caught

c) Either could be used here

6. Do you think the roof …………………………… by evening?

a) is repaired

b) will be repaired

c) Either could be used here

7. The tablet ………………………….. with food.

a) must take

b) must be taken

8. The payment …………………………….

a) has sent

b) has been sent

c) has been send

9. The parcel ……………………… by courier this morning.

a) is sent

b) was sent

b) Either could be used here

10. The matter ……………………………….. now.

a) is being discussed

b) is discussed

c) Either could be here

Answers

1. Paper is made from wood.

2. The car is still being fixed.

3. This bucket is made of plastic.

4. The boy was punished by the teacher.

5. The thieves have been caught.

6. Do you think the roof will be repaired by evening?

7. The tablet must be taken with food.

8. The payment has been sent.

9. The parcel was sent by courier this morning.

10. The matter is being discussed now.

Difference between made of and made from

Made of is used when we identify the material used to make something.

Made from is used when a material is changed into a completely different form to make something.

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