Active and passive forms of a verb [TRASH]
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  • Introduction
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In an active sentence, the subject comes before the verb.

For example: We make butter from milk.

We = subject, make = verb, butter = object.

In a passive sentence, the object of the verb (butter) goes at the beginning of the sentence and becomes the subject.

For example: Butter is made from milk.

  • Question 1
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 Read this active sentence and look for  the subject, verb and object. Then rewrite it as a passive sentence. You may have to change some words or leave them out.

 

Somebody stole my car last week.

  • Question 2
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Read this active sentence and look for  the subject, verb and object. Then rewrite it as a passive sentence. You may have to change some words or leave them out.

 

Something is eating the roses.

  • Question 3
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Read this active sentence and look for  the subject, verb and object. Then rewrite it as a passive sentence. You may have to change some words or leave them out.

 

 People sometimes invite me to parties.

 

  • Question 4
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Read this active sentence and look for  the subject, verb and object. Then rewrite it as a passive sentence. You may have to change some words or leave them out.

 

When did they build these houses?

 

 

  • Question 5
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Read this active sentence and look for  the subject, verb and object. Then rewrite it as a passive sentence. You may have to change some words or leave them out.

 

 They are designing a new machine.

 

  • Question 6
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Read this active sentence and look for  the subject, verb and object. Then rewrite it as a passive sentence. You may have to change some words or leave them out.

 

 You should wash this sweater by hand.

 

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