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Passive Sentences: Understand the Impersonal Voice

In this worksheet students practise identifying sentences written in the impersonal voice.

'Passive Sentences: Understand the Impersonal Voice' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Passive Verb Awareness

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The impersonal voice is a style of English used in formal situations such as official letters and notices. It is used for passive sentences where there is no subject.

The window was broken. (personal - the window is the subject)

It is said that ghosts don't exist. (impersonal - there is no subject)

 

Sentences using the impersonal voice often begin with the phrases below.

It is said that...

It is thought that...

It is believed that...

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