UNIT 7

Exercise 1
Rewrite the sentences in the passive, omitting the words in brackets.
1. (Everyone) knows this fact very well.
Active (Everyone) knows this fact very well.
Passive This fact is known very well by everyone.

2. (They) opened the theatre only last month.
Active (They) opened the theatre only last month.
Passive The theatre was opened by them only last month.

3. (Someone) has taken two of my books.
Active (Someone) has taken two of my books.
Passive Two of my books have been taken by someone.

4. What should (one) do in such cases?
Active What should (one) do in such cases?
Passive What such cases should be done by one ?

5. Did (they) say anything interesting?
Active Did (they) say anything interesting?
Passive Did anything interesting is said by them?

6. (They) are now manufacturing this type of transistor radio in Japan.
Active (They) are now manufacturing this type of transistor
radio in Japan.
Passive This type of transistor is being manufactured by them in
Japan now.

7. (No one) could possibly have known the secret.
Active (No one) could possibly have known the secret.
Passive The secret could possibly had been known by no one.

8. (We) will execute all orders promptly.
Active (We) will execute all orders promptly.
Passive All orders will be executed by us promptly.
9. (We) have already filled the vacancy.
Active (We) have already filled the vacancy.
Passive The vacancy had been already filled by us.

10. (You) must finish the work by seven o’clock.

Active (You) must finish the work by seven o’clock.
Passive The work must be finished by you seven o’clock.

Exercise 2
Change the verbs in the brackets into passive forms based on the tenses given.
1. English is spoken by (speak) all over the world. (Present tense)
2. This quarrel will be forgotten (forget) in a few years' time. (Future tense)
3. My pencil case has been stolen (steal). (Present perfect)
4. We have been not beat (never / beat) at badminton. (Present perfect)
5. This shirt was made (make) in France. (Past tense)
6. The dogs is kept (keep) in house. (Present tense)
7. Her new book will be published (publish) next month. (Future tense)
8. Milk is used (use) to make butter and cheese. (Present tense)
9. They were taken (take) to school. (Past tense)
10. Not a sound was heard (hear). (Past tense)
11. Some ink have been spilled (spill) on the carpet. (Present perfect)
12. The thieves ……………………………………by the police. (Past tense)
13. The homework will be corrected (correct) by the teacher. (Future tense)
14. Her ring was found (find) under the bed. (Past tense)
15. I was offered (offer) an interesting job. (Past tense)

UNIT 8

Choose the correct answer, whether the verb followed by to infinitive or gerund.
1. I hope she remembers giving (to give / giving) him the message when she sees him
tonight. It’s important.
2. It was such a funny story, I couldn’t stop laughing (to laugh / laughing)
3. If you are not getting a good picture on your television, try to adjust (to adjust /
adjusting) the aerial.
4. She began her career as a model and then she went on making (to make / making)
films.
5. Now, you remember to skid (to skid / skidding), but do you remember anything else
about the accident?
6. I’d hate getting (to get / getting) into trouble with the police. Wouldn’t you?
7. It was a very good flight. We only stopped once refueling (to refuel / refueling) in
Kuwait.
8. Although the policeman shouted, ‘Stop!’, the man went on running (to run /
running).
9. I hate having (to have / having) to get up early. Don’t you?
10. Please make a little less noise. I’m trying to concentrate (to concentrate /
concentrating)