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Passive rephrasing

Passive rephrasing

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REPHRASING EXERCISESPassiveB. Spot the mistakes in these sentences.
The books is written by a Portuguese writer.
The prize was been won by the school team.
The door was opening with an old key.
Decisions will being taken by common agreement.
The results will announce in two weeks time.
Cars are been sold at a higher price.
A new museum are been built in the city centre.
The new sports centre were built last year.
New mummies have are discovered in Egypt.
C. Rewrite as indicated below
1.The policeman stopped the burglar The burglar ...2. Thousands of people watched the rock concertThe rock concert ...3. They will repair our bathroom at the end of the week.Our bathroom...4. They have elected a new President.A new President ...5. The government is building a new hospital.A new hospital ...6. They have closed the motorway.The motorway ...7. Our students write interesting articles for the school newspaper.Interesting articles ...
8. Someone stole my wallet.My wallet ...9. The Greek team won the European cup.The European cup ...10. The waiter in a red coat served dinner.Dinner ...
D. Rewrite as indicated below..
1. They have closed the school.The school ...2. Millions of people speak English all over the world.English ...3. One of the students left the gym equipment in the playground.The gym equipment ...4. The burglars have left the office door open.The office door ...5. The people of London have wellcome the Queen.The Queen ...6. The headmaster will punish the students that have missed the classes.The students that have missed the train ...7. The director postponed the meeting.The meeting ...8. The City Mayor is doing a good work.A good work ...
9. The police have arrested a group of terrorists.A group of terrorists ...10. The English team will play the semi-final next Friday evening.The semi-final ...
E. Rewrite the following sentences as indicated below (
Indirect Passive
1. They give us the information every week.
E.g. We are given the information every week.
2. They don't give him a present every year He ...2. They usually tell her everything they know.She ...3. They aren’t telling her all the truthShe ….4. They aren’t paying him much.He …..5. He didn't tell Mr Y what was happening.Mr Y ...6. They paid Mr Y £500Mr Y ...5. The experiment didn't injure Mr YMr Y ...6. They didn't ask Mr Y to come back later Mr Y ....

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