Printable Handout: Passive (1)

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Instructions: Choose the correct verb form to make the sentence passive

Q1 - The accident on Tuesday ...... seen by several bystanders
was
is
are
Q2 - My suit ...... cleaned at the moment
is
is being
has been
Q3 - They ...... sent his resignation last night
were
have been
has been
Q4 - Jane ....... taught by Steve when she goes to school
was
has been
will be
Q5 - These photos .........taken when we were living in Cuenca
have been
must be
must have been
Q6 - The results ........ published until September
will be
won't be
will have been
Q7 - It ....... done; it's far too difficult
must be
shouldn't be
can't be
Q8 - She ........ given the message as soon as she arrived
was
is
has been
Q9 - The children ....... adopted after the death of their parents
have been
must be
were
Q10 - The price of petrol ....... put up last week
is
was
were
Q11 - They ......... told about the meeting, so don't forget to call them
weren't
mustn't be
would be
Q12 - The bank's computer system ...... hit by a virus last Friday
has been
was
could be
Q13 - She ...... treated for burns after the fire
is
has been
was
Q14 - The infection ...... spread by physical contact
is
must be
should be
Q15 - The video ......... programmed badly; it does not record BBC 2 properly
should be
will be
has been
Q16 - Service ...... not included in the bill
are
were
is
Q17 - Her dogs ......... trained to guard the house since she was burgled
has
have been
has been
Q18 - The dustbins ..... emptied on Mondays
were
have been
are
Q19 - All planes ......... for several hours because of the snow last night
were grounded
have been grounded
are grounded
Q20 - Could it ..... delivered to my office, please
be
being
been
Q21 - It ...... said to be the best restaurant in the area
has been
is
is to be
Q22 - They ....... trained all this week and will start work on Monday
are being
must have been
could have been
Q23 - His appeal ...... heard in the High Court in a fortnight
will be
was
has been
Q24 - You ......... notified of any changes to the programme in advance
will
will been
will be
Q25 - The car ........... repaired because it had been so badly damaged
had been
couldn't be
mustn't be
Q26 - She ...... elected last year
were
was
has been
Q27 - The road had just been finished when the bridge ...... opened
has been
was
were
Q28 - The appliance ........... repaired by a qualified technician
should be only
oughtn't to be
should only be
Q29 - You must do the exam in pencil as the papers ........ marked by computer
are
have been
should be
Q30 - The book .......... adapted for television last year
has been
was
has to be
Q31 - The Prime Minister ........ said to be about to resign
is
has been
must be
Q32 - Your tickets ........ issued when you get to the airport
are
will be
have been
Q33 - My umbrella ......... taken by somebody; I can't find it anywhere
is
will be
must have been
Q34 - I ..... born prematurely
am
have been
was
Q35 - Puppies ......... vaccinated before they can go outdoors
need to be
mustn't be
have been
Q36 - He ....... convicted of theft two years ago
has been
must be
was
Q37 - The pills ........ taken before meals
have to
must be
has been
Q38 - The product ...... banned recently
is
has to be
was
Q39 - The meeting ........ held twice a year
have been
is
were
Q40 - Many adverbs ..... made by adding -LY to an adjective
are
have been
will be
Q41 - All flights ........... delayed by the fog
have to be
has been
have been
Q42 - A lot of goods ..... sold during the sale
is
were
was
Q43 - His wallet ...... stolen last week
has been
could be
was
Q44 - He said it ......... done on Tuesday
would be
will be
has been
Q45 - The company ...... sued after the accident
is
could be
was
Q46 - The passive ....... formed with the verb 'to be'
has been
is
might be
Q47 - Several new employees ....... taken on to handle the increase in demand
had to be
has been
was going to be
Q48 - You ...... paid at a higher rate next month
are
will be
have been
Q49 - The concert ........... cancelled if she doesn't get any better soon
would be
will be
is
Q50 - The definite article ('the') ..... used with superlatives
is
are
can be
Q51 - I have been scared of dalmatians since I ....... bitten by one when I was five
have been
would be
was
Q52 - He .......... promoted if he hadn't lost that contract
would be
would have been
wouldn't have been
Q53 - They ..... arrested when they tried to use the stolen credit card
have been
will be
were
Q54 - The design ........ awarded first prize when it came out
has been
was
could be
Q55 - The building .......... completed by the end of the summer
will have been
would be
is
Q56 - This letter ........ posted today
have been
is
must be
Q57 - The decision ....... taken by the Council at the last meeting
was
were
will be
Q58 - The building ......... demolished after the fire
had to be
has been
must be
Q59 - ...... it been completed yet?
Haven't
Hasn't
Wasn't

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