Grammar - The Passive

The Passive

Look at the following sentences:

  • John Turner opened the company in 1995
  • The company was opened in 1995 by John Turner

 

What are the differences between the two sentences in terms of:

  • Information
  • Emphasis
  • Form of the verb

 

Practice

1.- Complete the following sentences using the present form of the passive.

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1)Many accidents at work by careless behaviour.
2)The roof if the office on by cement.
3)Paella with rice, onions, peppers and either meat or seafod.
4)Nokia mobile phones by pressng the button at the top.
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2.- Complete the following sentences using the past form of the passive.

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1)The workbook by Sarah Jones.
2)The drink by the secretary.
3)The computer at five o´clock
4)The company in 1999.
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3.- Change the following sentences from the active to the passive.

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1)We keep the plates in the cup board
2)Someone found Jim´s bag lying in the street
3)You can obtain this tape at your local library
4)Someone told me to parking car ourside in the street
5)They sold their car for over $20,000
6)No body has heard of Paul since he went to live in Australia
7)They sell sweets at most newsagents
8)They do not allow you to borrow more than three books
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