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Use of English Key Word Transformation

Passive Voice

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They say he eats snakes. SAID He ________________________ snakes. The strike meant we could not go on holiday PREVENTED We _____________________________________ on holiday by the strike. According to the papers, the driver of the sportscar was a drunk politician. BEING According to the papers, the sportscar __________________________________. a drunk politician. Her father drove us to the station and put us on a train. DRIVEN We ________________________________ by her father and put on a train. Bad weather meant that the climbers could not reach the base camp. PREVENTED The climbers ______________________________________ the base camp by the bad weather. They have postponed the tennis match and it will not take place until July. PUT The tennis match ____________________________________ July. You must show your ID as you enter. REQUIRED You _____________________________________ your ID as you enter. They say he eats snails. SAID He _______________________________ . They say the ancient forests of Indonesia are disappearing very quickly. SAID The ancient forests of Indonesia _____________________________________ very quickly.

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10. A local took them to the lake TAKEN They ___________________________________ by a local. 11. The examiner tells candidates the regulations at the beginning of the exam. TOLD At the beginning of the exam candidates _______________________________the regulations. 12. Did we send that letter to Mr Thomas? WAS Do you know if _____________________________ to Mr Thomas?

Use of English Key Word Transformation

Passive Voice

13. We haven't arranged a date for the wedding yet. BEEN A date for the wedding __________________________________ yet. 14. They will have given him the news by now. TOLD He ____________________________________ the news by now. 15. Experts estimate that most people now have access to the Internet. IS _________________ that most people now have access to the Internet. 16. The garage on the corner usually repairs my car. HAVE I ________________________________ by the garage on the corner. 17. Steve definitely didn't write that essay. HAVE That essay __________________________________ by Steve. 18. The police have cancelled the demonstration. HAS The demonstration ______________________________________ by the police. 19. Last Thursday we appointed a new marketing manager. WAS A new ____________________________________ last Thursday. 20. Last Thursday we appointed a new marketing manager. WAS A new__________________________________last Thursday. 21. Smith Ltd are supplying our company with furniture. SUPPLIED Our company _______________________________________ by Smith Ltd. 22. William the Conquerer built the castle in the 11th century. BY The castle _______________________________ William the Conquerer in the 11th century. 23. People believe that someone murdered Jenkins. WAS It ______________________________________murdered. 24. Your hair needs cutting. GET You ought _______________________________cut.

Use of English Key Word Transformation

Passive Voice

25. The police were following the suspects. WERE The suspects __________________________________ police 26. No-one has seen Peter since the day of the party. BEEN Peter ___________________________________________ the day of the party. 27. We put up a notice about the trip on the notice board yesterday. WAS A notice ________________________________________ notice board yesterday 28. People think that an apple a day is good for you. TO An apple a day ______________________________________ for you 29. It hasnt taken Sam long to learn Spanish. PICKED Sam __________________________ Spanish very quickly.

Use of English Key Word Transformation

Passive Voice

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