USE OF ENGLISH: PASSIVE VOICE

1. The director has cancelled the meeting = The meeting … 2. Lawrence Ferlinghetti opened the oldest book store in the US in 1953 = The oldest… 3. Police are questioning him at the moment = He … 4. More than a billion people all over the world speak English = English… 5. Nobody has informed them where they should stay = They … 6. Our P.E. teacher can make a good basketball player of every pupil = Every pupil… 7. They built the bridge in 1996 = The bridge … 8. They’ll deliver the letter tomorrow = The letter … 9. They have cancelled our train = Our train … 10. One of the students broke a window in the classroom = A window… 11. Millions of people enjoy Susan’s books = Susan’s books … 12. Mary and Jim don’t teach French = French … 13. Does your father take you out for dinner? = Are … 14. Have the police found the thief yet? = Has… 15. Somebody had left an old book on my desk when I came in = An old book… 16. No one has heard the news yet = The news … 17. Why did you change the furniture at home? Why … 18. Had Peter phoned the lady before he visited her? = Had … 19. I hope someone will meet me at the station = I hope … 20. Will they announce their engagement at dinner? = Will … 21. You mustn’t light a fire in the woods = A fire … 22. Dan Brown published “Angels and Demons” in 2001 = “Angels and Demons” … 23. They clean the windows once a week = The windows … 24. We can’t do anything about it = Nothing … 25. They collect the empty bottles every day = The empty bottles … 26. We told him the story yesterday = He … 27. My mother washed the glasses yesterday = The glasses 28. They are building a motorway across the valley = A motorway … 29. The pupils needn’t do exercise three = Exercise three… 30. They are going to lay the texts on the table = The texts … 31. The earthquake in China killed lots of people = Lots of people … 32. Will they ever find out about the theft? = Will … 33. He has taken the letter to the post office = The letter … 34. They should have asked him before = He … 35. They didn’t pay me for the job = I … 36. Nobody ever spoke to him again = He … 37. No one has ever taught them Latin = They … 38. In the exam, they will aske him 50 questions = He … 39. They are going to make him manager = He … 40. An ambulance took the sick man to hospital = The sick man… 41. Passengers leave all sort of things in buses = All sort of things… 42. Did they catch the thief? = Was … 43. Did the bull kill the matador? = Was … 44. They searched his house and found a number of stolen articles = His house … 45. They brought the children up in Italy = The children … 46. We have warned you = You …

VARIED USE OF ENGLISH:
1. July was the month. My sister was born = July … 2. He’s never played cricket before = It ’s … 3. If I saw a ghost, I _________ (run) away 4. She is a happy girl = What … 5. Tom is really fed up _____ his job 6. If I _______ (find) a gun in the street, I would take it to the police 7. That’s the dog. It always barks when you approach it = That is… 8. It’s an interesting story = What … 9. You wouldn’t have been punished if you ______ (tell) the truth. 10. She’s such a sweet child that everyone adores her = The child … 11. 1666 was the year. A great fire destroyed London = 1666 was… 12. The last time I went to the theatre was a month ago = I haven’t … 13. He ran all the way home without __________ (stop) 14. I advise you to do some exercise = You … 15. You weren’t on time because you got up very late = If … 16. When she was ill, she stayed ________ home for two weeks 17. I don’t travel by plane because it is very expensive = I would … 18. The house was so dirty that it smelt awful = It … 19. Christmas is the time. People buy each other presents = Christmas … 20. It isn’t right to speak to your mother like that = You… 21. It’s years since I spoke to Jenny = I haven’t … 22. I want ______ (spend) my holidays in France 23. A famous designer is going to redecorate the President’s house = The President’s house …

24. If you don’t study, you won’t pass the exam = Unless… 25. I didn’t see her, so I didn’t tell her the truth = If I had seen her …. 26. The Romans founded Bath in the first century A.D. = Bath … 37. A night mare woke Mary up = Mary … 38. The Muslims celebrate Ramadan = Ramadan … 39. People make cars in that factory = Cars … 40. Someone is writing a letter to the government = A letter … 41. Van Gogh painted “Sunflowers” = “Sunflowers” … 42. He has given his aunt a present = His aunt … 43. She will bring a parcel for you tomorrow = You … 44. Astronauts are exploring the space = The space … 45. They would like to buy a car but they don’t have enough money = If … 46. The exit doors were blocked so people couldn’t escape from the burning hall = If… 47. The company won’t succeed if it doesn’t change = Unless… 48. I didn’t see the signal. I didn’t stop = If I … 49. He doesn’t speak very clear, so people don’t understand him = If he … 50 . I would like to speak English fluently = I wish … 52. Steve advised me to tell Paul about it = She suggested … 53. Beth hasn’t smoked since last December = Beth stopped … 54. My neighbors have got a baby. Her name is Wendy = My neighbors … 55. It’s a pity you can’t come along = If only… 56. The teenager in red has broken the window = The window … 57. I haven’t seen your wife for a long time = It ’s… 58. The teacher didn’t tell us the answer = We …

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