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  passice voice exercises
 
A) Put the following sentences into passive voice.
1. He is repairing my car at present.                                              My car is being repaired at present.
2. The girls are watching a good film on TV.                ………………………………………………………………
3. Someone is following me.                                            ………………………………………………………………
4. They are cooking some spaghetti now.                     ………………………………………………………………
5. The postman is delivering the letters.                        ………………………………………………………………
5. My brother isn't doing homework.                             ………………………………………………………………
7. Is he writing a letter to his friend ?                             ………………………………………………………………
 
B) Ask questions for the underlined words.                              
1. The blackboard is being cleaned by Jim now.           
              a                               b               c     d
a) What is being cleaned by Jim now ?
b) ..................................................... ……………...........................?
c) .................................................... ……………............................?
d) .................................................... ……………............................?
2. English is being learnt by my brother at the moment.
          a                                       b                     d
a) .......................................................... ……………......................?
b) .................................................... ……………............................?
c) .................................................... ……………............................?
d) .................................................... ……………............................?
 
C) Put the following sentences into passive voice.
1. The thieves were robbing the bank.                                                          The bank was being robbed by the thieves.
2. Our teacher was handing out the exam papers.                                     …………………………………………………
3. The repairman was repairing the windows.                                             …………………………………………………
4. Was your sister doing her homework ?                                                    …………………………………………………
5. Why was he learning English ?                                                                  …………………………………………………
6. While Bill was watching TV, Jill was cleaning the house.                      …………………………………………………
7. Who was watering the flowers while Jane was washing the dishes?   …………………………………………………
 
D)Ask questions in passive using the given words.  
1. She was asking a question. (Who)                                            
Who was a question being asked by ?                        
2. They were studying English when you called. (When)           ....................................... ……………....................................,?
3. My brother was taking care of the child. (Whose)                  ........................................... …………….................................?
4. The workers were painting the walls. (What - do)                   ............................................. …………….............................. ?
5. My mother was ironing the clothes. (Who)                              ................................................... …………….........................?
 
E ) Put the following sentences into passive voice.
1. Our teacher corrects our mistakes.                            Our mistakes are corrected by our teacher.
2. She learns English and Maths at school.                  ..........................................................................................................  
3.  I wash my hands and face after waking up.          ..........................................................................................................  
4. When do you do your homework ?                           ..........................................................................................................  
5. Jane doesn't open the shop every morning.             ..........................................................................................................  
F) Fill in the blanks according to the Simple Present Tense as passive or active.
Bill and Jane like (like) to walk to school together. A lot of interesting things ........................(see) by them on the way. Sometimes they ..............(walk) with John. When the weather ..............(be) bad, an umbrella .........................(carry) by Jane.    Bill . ........................ (not-have) an umbrella. When the weather ..............(be) bad, a raincoat ........................(wear) by him. They ......................... (not- walk) to school when the weather ..............(bad) .   They ..............(go) by bus. Jane .........................(be) a new student. Bill ..............(be) an old student. English ......................... (not-speak) by Jane very well. It ......................... (study) by her every day. Jane's English teacher ..............(be) Miss Jones.
 
G)Put the following sentences into passive voice.
1. They built this house two years ago.                                         This house was built two years ago.
2. Nobody invited Jim to the party last Sunday.                         …………………………………………………………….
3. She sent the letter yesterday.                                                      …………………………………………………………….
4. My mother ironed the shirts last night.                                     …………………………………………………………….
5. Somebody stole a lot of books.                                                 …………………………………………………………….
 
H) FiIl in the blanks using the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
1. When I saw (see) him, he was being arrested (arrest).
2. While the building .........................(build) ,one of the workmen ..............(die)
3. A book ………………….(read) by him when a noise ………………...(hear).
4. Just as the house ……………..(clean), her father ………………..(come) home.
5. While a lot of books ………………..(carry) by me, I …………………..(drop) some of ther
 
I ) Put the following sentences into passive voice.
1. Tne guests are going to eat the cookies.
Cookies are going to be eaten by the guests.
3. The teacher is going to correct the students' mistakes in the exam.
4. They are going to post the letters as soon as possible.
5. Are the workers going to clean the pool at the hotel ?
 
J ) Read the passage and then answer the following questions.
Tomorrow is Sunday. It is going to be a busy day for Onder. He is going to get up early. Then he is going to visit his grandmother's house. He is going to clean her garage. Then he is going to go to the park. At the park, he's going to play basketball with his friends about two hours. After the match, he is going to visit Gonca. In the evening, he is going to stay at home. At eight o'clock, Onder's friends are going to come to his house. They are going to study for an English test. They are going to have the test next week.
 
1. Is it going to be a busy or an easy day for Onder ?                                It is going to be a busy day.
2. Whose house is going to be visited by Onder ?                        ………………………………………………………………
3. Where is going to be cleaned by Onder ?                                  ………………………………………………………………
4. Who is basketball going to be played by ?                               ………………………………………………………………
5. What is going to be played about two hours ?                        ………………………………………………………………
6. Who is going to come to Onder's house ?                                 ………………………………………………………………
7. Is the test going to be had next week ?                                     ………………………………………………………………
 
 
 
K)Put the following sentences into passive voice.
1. She will study chemistry next year.                                           Chemistry will be studied by her next year.
2. I will do my homework at the weekend.                                  ………………………………………………………………
3. My brother will not buy this car because of the price.           ………………………………………………………………
4. Will you buy for your mother perfume ?                                 ………………………………………………………………
5. The police will catch the thief as soon as possible.                 ………………………………………………………………
 
L) Fill in the blanks using the words given in the box.
paint                give                  pay                   fix                 open                    deliver                   lend
 
1. Some advice will be given you by the doctor tomorrow.
2. The postman ......................... the letter next week.
3. Her house ......................... by the workmen.
4. The school......................... by the Prime Minister next year.
5. The bill......................... by Jim tomorrow.
6. They ......................... a lot of books to everybody at the library.
7. The radios ......................... by Jim next week.
 
M) Put the following sentences into passive voice.
1. Nobody has used this car for years.                                                          This car hasn't been used for years.
2. A group of economists have studied the report since last year.
3. We have learnt English for the last year.
4. She has already done her housework.
5. Have you finished this work yet ?
 
N) Choose the best one.
1. How many languages have been spoken in the USA for years ?
a) have spoken       b) have been spoken c) has spoken         d) is speaking
                2. She .............. anything since last year.
                a) has taught          b) is being taught     c) has been taught     d) hasn't been taught
3. The present.............. her yet.
a) has given          b) was given         c) hasn't been given   d) wasn't given
                4...............a special letter ever .............. you ?
                a) Has - sent         b) Did - send         c) Was - sent        d) Has - been sent
5. A loaf of bread .............. just.............. by me.
a) has-been bought    b) has - bought       c) was - sent         d) will - be bought
                6. Why .............. the letter ......................... yet ?
                a) wasn't - sent       b) hasn't - been sent   c) isn't - sent         d) isn't - being sent
7. I.............. any money recently.
a) has been given     b) was given         c) haven't been given d) is going to given
 
0)Put the following sentences into passive voice.
1. She had bought a newspaper after waking up.                                       A newspaper had been bought after waking up.
2. Before nine o'clock, she had finished her homework.                           ……………………………………………………….
3. After they had learnt English, they earned a lot of money.                 ……………………………………………………….
4. Why hadn't Jane sent the letters ?                                                             ……………………………………………………….
P) Ask questions for the underlined words.
1. The house had been painted by the workmen.
         a                              b                       c
a) What had been painted by the workmen ?
b) .....................................................................?
c) .....................................................................?
2. All the questions had been answered by the students..
             a                                                              b
a)................................................................................?
b) ................................................................................?
 
Q)FiIl in the blanks using the given verbs.
iron           examine        break          drink           give                    speak         found          sell             answer         clean
1. English is spoken by millions of people.
2. The Turkish Republic ......................... by Ataturk.
3. The crystal vase ......................... by the waiter.
4. I'm sorry, sir but this car .............. already ...............
5. Milk ......................... for breakfast by the children.
6. The students got high marks. All the questions ......................... correctly.
7. The hotel pool ......................... by the workers tomorrow.
8. The clothes ......................... by my mother at the moment.
9. When I saw him, a present......................... to him by the minister.
10.Jill.................................... by the doctor tomorrow.
 
R) Choose the best one.
1. They were taken to the hotel by limousine.
a) are taking        b)took              c) will take           d) were taken
2. My bag .............. by a man in the street yesterday.
a) stolen              b) was stolen          c) stole                d) didn't steal
3. My washing machine .............. now.
a) is being repaired    b) is repaired         c) is repairing         d) was being repaired
4. The cat.............. enough food by its owners since yesterday.
a) wasn't given       b) isn't given         c) hasn't been given   d) hadn't been given
5. Jane .............. around here for a long time.
a) hasn't seen         b) hasn't been seen    c) won't be seen      d) isn't being seen
T) Put the following sentences into passive voice.
1. They can buy a new car.                                                             A new car can be bought by them.
2. They might finish the job by 8 o'clock.                                    ………………………………………………………….
3. They must play the game according to the rules.                   ………………………………………………………….
4. You should look after the children better.                                               ………………………………………………………….
5. May I speak Turkish ?                                                                 ………………………………………………………….
6. I will have to repair the washing machine.                               ………………………………………………………….
7. They will plant the garden next week.                                      ………………………………………………………….
8. He is going to deliver my new refrigerator tomorrow.            ………………………………………………………….
9. Who can teach English ?                                                             ………………………………………………………….
10.Why shouldn't you buy this car ?                                             ………………………………………………………….
U) Put the following sentences into passive voice.
1. Someone has broken the crystal vase.                                                     The crystal vase has been broken.
2. I will invite Jim to the party.                                                                       ………………………………………………………
3. Jim makes a lot of noise in the exam.                                                      ………………………………………………………
4. The teacher is teaching English in the classroom.                                  ………………………………………………………
 
 
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