Exercise 1

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

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

2Let's go; we here.

3The letter a week ago.

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

5All the tickets for the concert .

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

7Now it's too late. Nothing done.

8We were afraid of seen together.

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

10The negotiations  postponed indefinitely.



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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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)