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Mixed Exercise on Passive Voice

Rewrite the sentences in passive voice.

1. John collects money. - Money is collected by John.Simple Present


subject + is/are + past participle

2. Anna opened the window. - The window was opened by Anna.Simple Past
subject + was/were + past participle
3. We have done our homework. - Our homework has been done by us.Present Perfect
subject + have/has + been + past participle
4. I will ask a question. - A question will be asked by me.Future I
subject + will + be + past participle
5. He can cut out the picture. - The picture can be cut out by him.auxiliary verb
subject + auxiliary verb + be + past participle
6. The sheep ate a lot. - A lot was eaten by the sheep.Simple Past
subject + was/were + past participle
7. We do not clean our rooms. - Our rooms are not cleaned by us.Simple Present
subject + is/are + not + past participle
8. William will not repair the car. - The car will not be repaired by William.Future I
subject + will + not + be + past participle
9. Did Sue draw this circle? - Was this circle drawn by Sue?Simple Past - question
Was/Were + subject + past participle
10. Could you feed the dog? - Could the dog be fed by you?auxiliary verb - question
auxiliary verb + subject + be + past participle
Write passive sentences in Simple Present.
1. the documents / print
2. the window / open
3. the shoes / buy
4. the car / wash
5. the litter / throw away
6. the letter / send
7. the book / read / not
8. the songs / sing / not
9. the food / eat / not
10. the shop / close / not
The documents are printed.subject + is/are + past participle
plural, that's why we use 'are'
Past Participle of regular verbs: just add 'ed'
The window is opened.subject + is/are + past participle
singular, that's why we use 'is'
Past Participle of regular verbs: just add 'ed'

The shoes are bought.subject + is/are + past participle


plural, that's why we use 'are'
Past Participle of irregular verbs: 3rd column of irreg. verbs
The car is washed.subject + is/are + past participle
singular, that's why we use 'is'
Past Participle of regular verbs: just add 'ed'
The litter is thrown away.subject + is/are + past participle
singular, that's why we use 'is'
Past Participle of irregular verbs: 3rd column of irreg. verbs
The letter is sent.subject + is/are + past participle
singular, that's why we use 'is'
Past Participle of irregular verbs: 3rd column of irreg. verbs
The book is not read.subject + is/are + not + past participle
singular, that's why we use 'is'
Past Participle of irregular verbs: 3rd column of irreg. verbs
The songs are not sung.subject + is/are + not + past participle
plural, that's why we use 'are'
Past Participle of irregular verbs: 3rd column of irreg. verbs
The food is not eaten.subject + is/are + not + past participle
singular, that's why we use 'is'
Past Participle of irregular verbs: 3rd column of irreg. verbs
The shop is not closed.subject + is/are + not + past participle
singular, that's why we use 'is'
Past Participle of regular verbs ending in 'e': only add 'd'
Write passive sentences in Future I.
1. the exhibition / visit
2. the windows / clean
3. the message / read
4. the thief / arrest

Jenny would congratulate you. - You would be congratulated by Jenny.In positive sentences
we use would + be + past participle.
Note: silent 'e' in 'congratulate' is dropped when adding '-ed'.
We would pick you up. - You would be picked up by us.In positive sentences we use would +
be + past participle.
She would order a pizza. - A pizza would be ordered by her.In positive sentences we use
would + be + past participle.
He would build a new house. - A new house would be built by him.In positive sentences we
use would + be + past participle.
irregular verb: build - built - built