Active or Passive in English – Exercise 1

Task No. 1032

Decide whether the sentences are written in Active or Passive.

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The Passive Tense Explained

Welcome to your Active or Passive in English – Exercise 1

1 They often watch television. → Clue
No past participle in sentence
2 She is watching television now. → Clue
No past participle in sentence
3 These phones are produced in China. → Clue
Active is "China produces these phones"
4 John plays football. → Clue
No past participle in sentence
5 German is spoken in Austria. → Clue
Active is "They speak German in Austria"
6 Lots of houses were destroyed in the Great Fire of London. → Clue
Active is "A fire destroyed.........."
7 Alexander Bell invented the telephone. → Clue
No past participle in sentence
8 Our postman was hurt yesterday. → Clue
Active is "Our dog hurt the postman yesterday"
9 You should put your pens down. → Clue
No past participle in sentence
10 Plans have been made. → Clue
Active is "They have made plans"