3 Stonehenge was built in prehistoric times. The PassiveUnit 12/1Stonehenge was built in prehistoric times.It was probably constructed as a placeof worship.
4 Many of its stones have been stolen over the years. The PassiveUnit 12/1Many of its stones have been stolenover the years.It is visited by a lot of tourists every year.
5 Mrs Archer’s ruby ring was stolen from her house last night. The PassiveUnit 12/2Mrs Archer’s ruby ring was stolenfrom her house last night.(We do not know who stole the ring.)
6 Rolls Royce cars are made in England. The PassiveUnit 12/3Rolls Royce cars are made in England.(It is not important to know who makes the cars.)
7 The cows are milked once a day. The PassiveUnit 12/4The cows are milked once a day.(It is obvious that the farmer milks the cows.)
8 Two teenagers were seriously injured in a car accident last night. The PassiveUnit 12/5Two teenagerswere seriouslyinjured in a caraccident last night.
9 EXERCISES Put the verbs in brackets into the correct passive tense. Change the sentences into the passive.
10 Put the verbs in brackets into the correct Passive VoiceExercises 1Put the verbs in brackets into the correctpassive tense.1. A: Who looks after your garden for you?B: It ________ after (look after) by my brother.2. A: That’s a beautiful dress. Where did youbuy it?B: Actually, it _________ (make) for me by my aunt.3. A: Have you typed that letter yet, Miss Brown?B: It ____________ (type) right now, sir.is lookedwas madeis being typed
11 Put the verbs in brackets into the correct Passive VoiceExercises 1Put the verbs in brackets into the correctpassive tense.4. A: Did you make the coffee when you got to work this morning?B: No, it ____________________(already/make) by the time I got there.5. A: Are you going to pick up the children today?B: No, they ________________ (pick up) by Roger. I’ve already arranged it.6. A: Where is your watch?B: I broke it. It ______________ (repair) at the moment.had already been madeare being picked upis being repaired
12 Put the verbs in brackets into the correct Passive VoiceExercises 1Put the verbs in brackets into the correctpassive tense.7. A: Has the new furniture for my bedroom arrived?B: No, it _________________ (not/deliver) yet.8. A: They are building a new sports centre in town.B: I know. It ____________ (open) by the mayor next month.hasn’t been deliveredwill be opened
13 Change the sentences into the passive. Passive VoiceExercises 2Change the sentences into the passive.1. Someone is repairing the garden fence._____________________________2. Do they teach Latin at this school?________________________3. She hit him on the head with a tennis racquet.____________________________________4. Who built the Pyramids?___________________________The garden fence is being repaired.Is Latin taught at this school?He was hit on the head with a tennis racquet.Who were the Pyramids built by?
14 Change the sentences into the passive. Passive VoiceExercises 2Change the sentences into the passive.5. A lot of children use computers nowadays._________________________________________6. Jill hasn’t done the housework yet.___________________________________7. They may not deliver the parcel today._______________________________Computers are used by a lot of childrennowadays.The housework hasn’t been done by Jill yet.The parcel may not be delivered today.
15 REVIEW OF THE PASSIVE We use the passive: when the agent is unknown, unimportant orobvious from the contextwhen the action itself is more important thanthe agent