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The Passive: Past Simple
Make the sentences passive (past simple):

1. Somebody lost the letter.
__The letter was lost __________________________________________
2. Somebody found the key.
_______________________________________________________________
3. Somebody made mistakes.
_______________________________________________________________
4. Somebody loved that woman.
_______________________________________________________________
5. Somebody cleaned the rooms.
_______________________________________________________________
6. Somebody fixed the computer.
_______________________________________________________________
7. Somebody built that house.
_______________________________________________________________
8. Somebody wrote ‘War and Peace’.
_______________________________________________________________
9. Somebody painted The Mona Lisa.
_______________________________________________________________
10. Somebody stole my wallet.
_______________________________________________________________

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11. Somebody prepared lunch.
_______________________________________________________________
12. Somebody drank a lot of coffee.
_______________________________________________________________
13. Somebody forgot the papers.
_______________________________________________________________
14. Somebody closed the windows.
_______________________________________________________________
15. Somebody invited Julie and Luke to a party.
_______________________________________________________________
16. Somebody built a website.
_______________________________________________________________
17. Somebody ate all the cakes.
_______________________________________________________________
18. Somebody told me to wait.
_______________________________________________________________
19. Somebody employed a lot of new waiters.
_______________________________________________________________
20. Somebody opened a shop.
_______________________________________________________________

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1. The letter was lost.
2. The key was found.
3. Mistakes were made.
4. That woman was loved.
5. The rooms were cleaned.
6. The computer was fixed.
7. That house was built.
8. ‘War and Peace’ was written.
9. The Mona Lisa was painted.
10. My wallet was stolen.
11. Lunch was prepared.
12. A lot of coffee was drunk.
13. The papers were forgotten.
14. The windows were closed.
15. Julie and Luke were invited to a party.
16. A website was built.
17. All the cakes were eaten.
18. I was told to wait.
19. A lot of new waiters were employed.
20. A shop was opened.

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May be freely copied for personal or classroom use.

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