Quiz: Passive (1)

Topic: Verbs and Tenses | Level: All Levels

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

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

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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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