[Grammar] Active or Passive

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Anne59

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Hi, is anyone able to tell me if the following sentence is active or passive and if the word "painted" is a past participle or a noun? I can't decide! :-?

Their house needs to be painted.

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The main verb in the sentence, 'needs', is active.

What makes you think 'painted' in the construction following 'needs' might be a noun?
 
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The main verb in the sentence, 'needs', is active.

What makes you think 'painted' in the construction following 'needs' might be a noun?

Sorry! Not a noun an adjective. I was thinking that "painted" was describing what the house needs. Would the sentence be "The house needs to be painted by them" if it is passive?

Thanks for your help.
 
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