Active or Passive in English – Exercise 1

Task

Decide whether the sentences are written in Active or Passive.

The verb forms are printed in bold.

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Passive in English

  1. They often listen to music. →
  2. She is reading the newspaper now. →
  3. These cars are produced in Japan. →
  4. Alan teaches geography. →
  5. German is spoken in Austria. →
  6. Lots of houses were destroyed by the earthquake in 1906. →
  7. Henry Ford invented the assembly line. →
  8. The bus driver was hurt yesterday. →
  9. You should open your workbooks. →
  10. Houses have been built. →