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Active Voice to Passive Voice Transformations

Put the following sentences into the passive voice or form. The passive voice expresses what is / was / will be done to something rather than what someone does / did / will do.

Once you have decided on your answer, click on the arrow to see if you have answered correctly. Remember that the agent should not be used unless important. For more information about how to use the passive voice, refer to this passive voice usage chart.

  1. They make shoes in that factory.

    Shoes in that factory.

  2. People must not leave bicycles in the driveway.

    Bicycles in the driveway.

  3. They built that skyscraper in 1934.

    That skyscraper in 1934.

  4. The students will finish the course by July.

    The course by July.

  5. They are repairing the streets this month.

    The streets this month.

  6. They make these tools of plastic.

    These tools of plastic.

  7. They have finished the new product design.

    The new product design .

  8. They were cooking dinner when I arrived.

    Dinner when I arrived.

  9. Smithers painted 'Red Sunset' in 1986.

    'Red Sunset' in 1986 by Smithers.

  10. Did the plan interest you?

    in the plan?

  11. They had finished the preparations by the time the guests arrived.

    The preparations by the time the guests arrived.

  12. You should take care when working on electrical equipment.

    Care when working on electrical equipment.

  13. They are going to perform Beethoven's Fifth Symphony next weekend.

    Beethoven's Fifth Symphony next weekend.

  14. Someone will speak Japanese at the meeting.

    Japanese at the meeting.

  15. Karen is going to prepare the refreshments.

    The refreshments by Karen.

Passive Voice Usage Explanation and Transformation Chart

Passive to Active Transformation

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