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I. Fill in the gaps with the correct passive tense of the verbs in brackets.

1. A: These flowers are great.
    B: They ...were sent... (send) to me yesterday by one of my fans.
2. A: Have you ever appeared on TV?
    B: Actually. I ......................... (recently/ask) to take part in a show.
3. A: When will I have my car?
    B: It    ............................... (deliver) to your house the day after tomorrow.
4. A: So. when did they tell you about the robbery?
    B: I ............................ (inform) by the police as soon as they found out.
5. A: Why can't we go over the bridge?
    B: Because it ............................. (repair) at the moment.
6. A: I'm tired.
    B: So am I. But these reports must ............................ (type) before we leave.
7. A: Who looks after your baby when you're at work?
    B: Well, he ......................... (look after) by my mother.
8. A: Those pictures are beautiful.
    B: They .......................... (paint) by my father while he was on holiday last summer.
9. A: Who does the washing-up in your house?
    B: The dishes ..............................(wash) by my brother and then they .................... (dry) by my sister.
10. A: Why can't I use your car?
      B: Because it ............................. (service) at the moment. You can take Mum's car if you want.
11. A: Did you post the letters?
      B: No. they .............................. (already/post) by the time I came in.
12. A: What will happen to the criminals?
      B: They ............................. (punish) for their crimes.
13. A: That's a very pretty tablecloth.
      B: It ............................ (give) to me last year for my birthday.
14. A: Have you moved house yet?
      B: Yes. The last boxes .............................. (just/move)
15. A: Have you heard about Jack?
      B: Yes, he ................................. (promote) to senior manager.

II. Turn the following questions into the passive.

1. Do they make bread in this factory?
      Is bread made in this factory?
2. Will Susan decorate the bedroom tomorrow?

3. Did they find the ring in the garden?

4. Is Tom drawing the picture?

5. Has Simon sent the invitations yet?

6. Had Paul repaired the door before he left for work?

 

III. Rewrite the sentences in the passive in both ways, as in the example.

1. His father gave Billy a new bicycle.
a)    Billy was given a new bicycle by his father.
b)    A new bicycle was given to Billy by his father.

2. Fred has offered Mary a watch.
a)
b)
3. Lisa is sending Tim an invitation.
a)
b)
4. She brought me some oranges.
a)
b)
5. Soma is going to lend me some money.
a)
b)
6. Jack will show me the new car.
a)
b)
7. They paid him a lot of money for the job.
a)
b)

IV. Rewrite the sentences in the passive.

1. They will not deliver the new sofa on Friday.
        The new sofa will not be delivered on Friday.
2. You can use this saucepan for cooking spaghetti

3. I have to finish my homework tonight.

4. You must tidy your bedroom.

5. You ought to put these clothes away.

6. The boss gave the secretary some letters to type.

7. We should eat this cake immediately.

8. Sally sent Peter a birthday card.

9. You must take the dog for a walk.

10. The cat is not chasing the mouse.

11. Do they produce oil in Spain?

12. Did a dog bite him?

13. Edward has not recorded a new song.



 


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