Printable Handout: Passive (2)
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Instructions: Choose the correct answer.
The speaker uses the passive to sound clever and educated
The speaker is certain
The work is unfinished
The speaker wants to put some distance between themselves and the rumour
GET is a formal passive construction
The passive is used as a way of making the instructions less like an order and more polite
The passive is used because the speaker does not wish to tell us who stole the wallet
We use the passive to focus on Jenny rather than her Mother
The speaker is talking principally about 'Catch 22'
This is not necessarily the speaker's opinion
We are as interested in the government as the voters
We are more interested in the picture
We don't know who bore the speaker
The time they are posted is important
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