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Lesson Eighteen

Passive Voice Practice

Now that you've learned how to use the passive voice in several different tenses, you should practice its use. This is an area where many students make mistakes in their English.

Active or Passive?

Do you know the difference? This exercise might help you. Just remember that when you first learn English, you are taught to use the active voice. There is a very big difference between the two.

Rollover each image to see if the sentence is active or passive

She was scared by the spider.
spider
The spider scared her.
spider
He used chopsticks to eat his rice. eating rice
Chopsticks are often used in Chinese restaurants to eat rice. eating rice
He's making cloth on a loom. working at loom
Cloth is being made on a loom. working
The woman was helped by the man.
woman
The man helped the woman. woman
The woman's teeth are being cleaned by a dental hygienist.
clearning teeth
A dental hygienist is cleaning the woman's teeth.
cleaning teeth

 

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