Passive Voice Examples - Answer Key

A) Form passive voice in appropriate tenses for the following exercise.

1.(TV / invent / Baird)

2.(Pyramids / build / Egyptians)

3.(milk / produce / cows)

4.(coffee / grow / in Brazil)

5.(chopsticks / use / in China)

6.(plants / water / everyday)

7.(the robber / arrest / the police / yesterday)

8.(injured marines / take to a hospital / now)

9.(the truck / repair / tomorrow)

10.(the letters / deliver / last week)

B) Complete the exercise with 'be' or 'get' passive forms and the indicated verbs. Use 'be' unless 'get' specified.

1. Where ? (the missing child / find)

She (discover) walking barefoot along the beach.

2. How do you think the team is going to do this year?

Pretty well, except that I'm sure they'll (get / beat) by Central University.

3. What happened to your car?

It (get / hit) by a truck.

4. Jim, (we / getting / overcharge) six months.

I think we ought to . (have / the company / investigate) I've heard the same complaint from the neighbors.

5. Why are these floors so dirty? (they / not / clean) every day?

Normally, yes, but somehow the cleaning (not / get / do) this morning.

6. Please don't give food to the animals. They (feed)

    on a special diet.

OK. Will we be able to see the animals (getting /

    feed) while we're here at the zoo?

Yes. (they / will / feed) at five o'clock today.

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