Passive voice exercise

June 11, 2014pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate passive verb forms.

1. The parcels ……………………

a) have sent

b) have been sent

c) have being sent

d) have been send

2. The performance …………………… by the spectators.

a) applauded

b) has applauded

c) was applauded

d) was applauding

3. The culprits …………………….. by the police.

a) have arrested

b) was arrested

c) have been arrested

d) have been arresting

4. The work …………………. in a week.

a) will finish

b) will be finishing

c) will be finished

d) would finish

5. The boy ………………….. by the teacher.

a) praised

b) has praised

c) was praised

d) was praising

6. We ……………….. grammar by Mr. James.

a) are teaching

b) have taught

c) are taught

d) have been teaching

7. My pen ……………………….

a) has stolen

b) has been stolen

c) stole

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

a) frightened

b) was frightened

c) has frightened

9. The boy ………………….. by their servant.

a) abducted

b) was abducted

c) had abducted

d) has been abducting

10. This portrait ……………………. by my grandmother.

a) painted

b) was painted

c) has painted

Answers

1. The parcels have been sent.

2. The performance was applauded by the spectators.

3. The culprits have been arrested by the police.

4. The work will be finished in a week.

5. The boy was praised by the teacher.

6. We are taught grammar by Mr. James.

7. My pen has been stolen.

8. The horse was frightened by the sudden noise.

9. The boy was abducted by their servant.

10. This portrait was painted by my grandmother.

Free Grammar Guide: "120 Deadly Grammar and Vocabulary Mistakes."