Exercise 2

Choose the correct passive verb tense or form to complete the following sentences.

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1When we called she didn't answer because  she ______ for the job.
a.
b.
c.
2We are sorry about the problem, sir. But don't worry, the mistake ______  right now.
a.
b.
c.
3English ______ understood in most countries in the world.
a.
b.
c.
4He  ______ promoted and now he is the accounts manager.
a.
b.
c.
5These photos ______ during the president's last trip to Nigeria.
a.
b.
c.

 

 

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)