Passive Voice - Exercises

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Type the verbs in the correct tense, in the passive.

  1. I don’t have to go to the newsstand because the paper (deliver)  to our house every day.simple present|main clause is in the simple present, signal words: every day
  2. When Kylie went to school, she (pick up)  by her parents every day.simple past|main clause is in the simple past, signal words: every day (every day back then)
  3. You need not clean the bathroom. It (clean/already)  by someone else.present perfect|main clause is in the simple present, signal words: already
  4. Relax! From now on everything (do)  for you.future I|signal words: from now on
  5. When I came home, dinner (cooked/not)  yet.past perfect|main clause is in the simple past, signal words: not yet (not yet at that point)

Change the active sentences into passive sentences. Use the same tense as in the active sentence.

  1. He invents silly things.
  2. I am reading a book.
  3. She has signed the contract.
  4. A car hit me.
  5. My neighbours will take care of my plants.

Construct sentences in the impersonal passive.

  1. They think that he earns a lot of money.
    He is thought to + infinitive|or|It is thought that he + third person singular
  2. Visitors say that these museums have wonderful exhibits.
    These museums are said to + infinitive|or|It is said that these museums + third person plural
  3. Everybody knows that this sculpture is the artist’s greatest work.
    This sculpture is known to + infinitive|or|It is known that this sculpture + third person singular
  4. The police assume that the arrested man has robbed the bank.
    The arrested man is assumed to + infinitive von have|or|It is assumed that the arrested man + third person singular of have
  5. Experts suppose that this jewellery belonged to Cleopatra.
    This jewellery is supposed to + perfect participle (have belonged), to emphasise that we're talking about the past|or|It is said that this jewellery + simple past