Exercise 1

Choose the correct passive verb form to complete the sentences below.

1 We are staying at the hotel because my house redecorated.

2 Let's go; we here.

3 The letter a week ago.

4 We suddenly realised that we . There was someone on the roof of the house next to us.

5 All the tickets for the concert .

6 When we arrived at the car park, our car wasn't there; it  stolen.

7 Now it's too late. Nothing done.

8 We were afraid of seen together.

9 Home buyers informed of potential taxes before buying their house.

10 The negotiations  postponed indefinitely.


 

 

Active and passive

 
In a passive sentence, the object of an active sentence becomes the subject. In a passive voice sentence, the subject is the receiver of the action, not the doer of the action.

  • They take the photos in Africa. (active)
  • The photos are taken in Africa. (passive)

 

Passive voice in the different verb tenses

 
To make a passive verb form, we have to use be in a particular verb tense and add the past participle of the main verb after it. You can see how to use the passive voice with different tenses below.
 
Passive verb forms – all tenses
 


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