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  • Passive verb forms

    Exercise 4

    Turn the following active sentences into passive sentences. Keep the same verb tense.

    1 Then I noticed that someone had stolen my wallet. ⇒ Then I noticed that my wallet .

    2 He said that the police had arrested him 13 times. ⇒ He said that he 13 times.

    3 They will not make a decision until next week. ⇒ A decision until next week.

    4 They are going to clean the room today. ⇒ The room today.

    5 Someone should open the window. ⇒ The window .

    6 We must keep the secret. ⇒ The secret .

    7 I'm tired of people telling me what to do. ⇒ I'm tired of what to do.

    8 They used to send Anna to her room after dinner. ⇒ Anna used to her room after dinner.

    9 Someone might discover the truth. ⇒ The truth .

    10 We can do nothing ⇒ Nothing .


  • 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)
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