Thursday, June 11, 2009

Passive Voice - How to bore your reader or NOT last lesson answers

Passive Voice Final Exercise and Answers. I thought it only fair to share the answers to the exercise. Then I thought I would give you another set of passive voice sentences that you could change to passive voice on your own.

Passive Voice:

1. The poem was read aloud by Margaret.
2. The Yankees were beaten by the Tigers in the playoffs.
3. Her personal computer was given to Edith by her parents.
4. The turnoff for Route 287 was finally reached by Carla.
5. Many letters have been sent by me to your office.
6. The streets around the fire had been blocked off by the police.
7. The truth was suddenly realized by the contestants.
8. The computers were shipped by the Tucson branch on Monday.
9. Projects were judged by the teachers.
10. A brialliant performance was given by the choir.
11. Adam and JoAnne were married by the priest.
12. The test was taken by Amanda last week.
13. The truck was broken by little Tommy while he played.
14. The National Enquirer was sued by a famous actor for publishing a scandalous photo.
15. The movie was seen by the class before the exam.

Active Voice:

1. Margaret read the poem aloud.
2. The Tigers beat the Yankees in the playoffs.
3. Her parents gave Edith her personal computer.
4. Carla finally reached the turnoff for Route 287.
5. I have sent many letters to your office.
6. The police blocked off the streets around the fire.
7. The contestants suddenly realized the truth.
8. The Tucson branch shipped the computers on Monday.
9. The teachers judged projects .
10. The choir gave a brilliant performance.
11. The priest married Adam and JoAnne.
12. Amanda took the test last week.
13. Little Tommy broke the truck while he played.
14. A famous actor sued the National Enquirer for publishing a scandalous photo.
15. The class saw the movie before the exam.

Exercise to do on your own:

1. The statue is being visited by hundreds of tourists every year.
2. My books were stolen by someone yesterday.
3. These books had been left in the classroom by a careless student.
4. Coffee is raised in many parts of Hawaii by plantation workers.
5. Their home had been broken into by someone while they were on vacation .
6. A woman was being carried downstairs by a very strong firefighter.
7. The streets around the fire had been blocked off by the police.
8. Have you seen the new movie that was directed by Ron Howard?
9. My car is in the garage being fixed by a dubious mechanic.
10. A great deal of our oil will have been exported to other countries by our government.

4 comments:

Ceri Hebert June 11, 2009 at 8:43 PM  

1P. The statue is being visited by hundreds of tourists every year.

1A Hundreds of tourists visit the statue every year.

2P. My books were stolen by someone yesterday.

2A. Yesterday someone stole my books.

3P. These books had been left in the classroom by a careless student.

3A. Careless students left these books in the classroom.

4P. Coffee is raised in many parts of Hawaii by plantation workers.

4A.Plantation workers raise coffee in many parts of Hawaii.

5P. Their home had been broken into by someone while they were on vacation .

5A. While on vacation someone broke into their house.

6P. A woman was being carried downstairs by a very strong firefighter.

6A. A very strong firefighter carried the woman downstairs.

7P. The streets around the fire had been blocked off by the police.

7A. The police blocked off the streets around the fire.

8P. Have you seen the new movie that was directed by Ron Howard?

8A. Have you seen the new movie Ron Howard directed?

9P. My car is in the garage being fixed by a dubious mechanic.

9A. Coming up blank on this one.

10P. A great deal of our oil will have been exported to other countries by our government.

10A. Our government will export a great deal of our oil to other countries.

Denise June 11, 2009 at 9:06 PM  

Hi Ceri,

Great job!

9P. My car is in the garage being fixed by a dubious mechanic.

9A. Coming up blank on this one.

Try . . .A dubious mechanic is fixing my car in the garage.

Ceri Hebert June 11, 2009 at 9:13 PM  

I was going to do that, but I was trying to get away from the "ing". Didn't work too well for me.

Maybe my brain is too tired.

Denise June 11, 2009 at 9:27 PM  

You could say A dubious mechanic fixed my car in the garage.

:)

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