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Passive Voice: Write the following sentences in the PASSIVE Voice

1. Bad weather has delayed the trains.


2. Someone had informed the police about the planned robbery.
3. Charles Dickens wrote Bleak House.
4. Someone has stolen my watch.
5. A piece of string held up his trousers.
6. He broke his leg in a skiing accident.
7. Jack is taking Sandra out for a ride in his new car.
8. While we are away, the neighbours will water our plants.
9. People play football in most countries of the world.
10. We clean the garages every day.
11. Someone has given him a lot of money.
12. The police arrested two hundred people.
13. We check every car engine thoroughly.
14. We export this computer to seventy different countries.
15. They have cancelled the meeting.
16. We opened the factory at nine oclock.
17. They send two million books to America every year.
18. We have invited all the students in the school.
19. We have told him not to be late again.
20. They posted all the letters yesterday.
21. The machine wraps the bread automatically.
22. Fortunately, they didnt damage the machinery.
23. We send the newspaper to Scotland by train.
24. Someone took all the money from the cashiers desk.
25. The company has decided to close the office on Thursday.
26. Mr. Johnson will give a speech at the meeting.
27. Someone is meeting Janet at the airport.
28. We know nothing about the missing jewellery.
29. You usually sign a cheque with a pen, not with a pencil.
30. They recorded her singing live at a night-club.
31. We have to organise our party.
32. We should invite the guests this week.
33. We will have to telephone some of them.

34. We have to buy all the food.


35. We have to put up the decorations.
36. We have to wrap the presents.
37. We have to find a baby-sitter.
38. We have to cook a turkey for a long time.
39. People should send their complaints to the head office.
40. They had to postpone the meeting because of illness.
41. Somebody might have stolen your car if you had left the keys in it.
42. An electrical fault could have caused the fire.
43. They are going to hold next years congress in San Francisco.
44. They shouldnt have played the football match in such bad weather.
45. The milkman brings the milk to my door but the postman leaves the letters in the hall.
46. In future, perhaps, they wont bring letters to the houses, and we shall have to collect
them from the Post Office
47. People steal things from supermarkets every day; someone stole twenty bottles of whisky
from this one last week.
48. The postman clears this box three times a week.
49. Someone turned on a light in the hall and opened the door.
50. Women clean this office in the evening after the staffs have left.
51. We never saw him in the dining-room.
52. Passengers leave all sorts of things in buses. The conductors collect them and send them
to the Lost Property Office.
53. An ambulance took the sick man to hospital.
54. We kill and injure people on the roads every day. Cant we do something about this?
55. Dogs guard the warehouse.
56. The watchman called the police. The police arrested the man.
57. Tom had only a slight injury and they helped him off the field.
58. You cant wash this dress; you must dry-clean it.
59. They are demolishing the entire block.
60. He recommends fitting new tyres. (Use SHOULD)
61. Men with slide rules used to do these calculations; now a computer does them.
62. The court tried the man, found him guilty and sent him to prison.
63. The hall porter polishes the knockers of all the flats every day.
64. They are repairing my piano at the moment.

65. They invited Jack, but they didnt invite John.


66. The guests ate all the sandwiches and drank all the beer. They left nothing.
67. Why did no one inform me of the change of plan?
68. Newspapers never tell the complete truth.
69. My friend lent me a hundred pounds.
70. They accepted our offer before Friday.
71. You never put on your coat.
72. The cook roasted the meat in the oven.
73. They have dinner at home.
74. My mother bought several things.
75. My friends always tell me the truth.
76. She cant run a kilometre.
77. Joe Cocker recorded a new album
78. Hooligans always make trouble.
79. You must pay more attention in the classroom.
80. The bus run over an unfortunate pedestrian.
81. My mother learnt French many years ago.
82. They sell vegetables in the market.
83. The tourists appreciate your help.
84. They broke all the glasses in the kitchen.
85. The German army invaded Poland in 1939.
86. Somebody asked several questions at the meeting.
87. You must keep the butter in the fridge.
88. They make good wine in Bourdeaux.
89. The doctor is looking after my mother.
90. Mr. Jones has paid her.
91. People will remember his name for many years.
92. Harry offered me a glass of champagne.
93. The owners have completely refurnished the house.
94. Christopher Columbus discovered America.
95. Somebody stole my car last night.
96. My chauffeur drives me to the airport.
97. Someone might steal the bicycle.

98. Someone will clean the bedroom.


99. They had to cut down that pine tree.
100. Someone should tell Alice what happened.
PASSIVE WITH MODALS
Someone must finish the work.
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You can make some delicious meals with cheese and eggs.
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You have to see it to believe it.
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You must do this exercise very carefully.
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You neednt have done this.
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It is impossible to do this. (Use CANT)
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You have to see it to believe it.
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They shouldnt have told him.
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They might ask you to do a written test.
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We must look for the key.
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The police shouldnt allow people to park there.
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Candidates may not use dictionaries.
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You need not type this letter.
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You mustnt move this man: he is too ill. Youll have to leave him here.
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You must keep dogs on leads in the gardens.
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We shall have to tow the car to the garage.
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We had to give the books back; they did not allow us to take them home.
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You shouldnt leave these documents on the desk. You should lock them up.
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Passengers shouldnt throw away their tickets as inspectors may check these during the
journey.
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You should have taken those books back to the library.
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Titian couldnt have painted it as people didnt wear that style of dress till after his death.
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Passengers shouldnt throw away their tickets.
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We must look for the key.
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Nobody can repair this broken chair.
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You must shut the doors.
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You ought to open that window.
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We must write to him.
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You should open the wine about three hours before you use it.
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You must not hammer nails into the walls without permission.

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People must not leave bicycles in the hall.
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Members may keep books for three weeks. After that they must return them.
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Where can you buy the tickets?
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A machine could do this much more easily.
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We had to give the books back; they didnt allow us to take them home.
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We have to organise our party.
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We should invite the guests this week.
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We will have to telephone some of them.
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We have to buy all the food.
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We have to put up the decorations.
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We have to wrap the presents.
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We have to find a baby-sitter.
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We have to cook a turkey for a long time.
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People should send their complaints to the head office.
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They had to postpone the meeting because of illness.
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Somebody might have stolen your car if you had left the keys in it.
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An electrical fault could have caused the fire.
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They shouldnt have played the football match in such bad weather.
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In future, perhaps, they wont bring letters to the houses, and we shall have to collect them
from the Post Office
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You cant wash this dress; you must dry-clean it.
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He recommends fitting new tyres. (Use SHOULD)
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She cant run a kilometre.
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You must pay more attention in the classroom.

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