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Practice 1. The Passive Voice. (Advanced, C-Level)

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Based on this lesson, identify whether each of the following sentences is in the active or passive voice. Write your answer in the blank before each sentence.

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1. I was never told about John’s accident.

active (to be told)

2. The accident happened last week.


3. Class will have finished by the time you arrive.


4. My teacher hasn’t given us any homework this week.


5. The researchers have been trying to understand the phenomenon.


6. The new study has been designed to investigate the phenomenon.

passive (to be designed)

7. The building has been damaged by the strong winds.

passive (to be damaged)

8. The heavy rains have flooded a vast area.


9. The residents were never warned about the approaching storm.

passive (to be warned)

10. Not much has been written on this topic.

passive (to be written)

11. Dr. Mortimer has been researching this topic for several years.


12. Little is known about Dr. Mortimer’s research findings.

passive (to be known)

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