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									                                   Passive Worksheet

I. Change the following from active to passive voice.

     1. The teenagers were studying English.

     ___English was being studied by the teenagers. ___________________________

     2. Sibling rivalry often causes conflict in families.

     __Conflict in families is often caused by sibling rivalry. _____________________

     3. Relationships made during adolescence can develop into life-long friendships.

     Life-long friendships can be developed from relationships made during
     adolescence. [shows a prepositional change in a phrasal verb]

     4. Maternal instinct plays a role in nurturing young children.

     __A role in nurturing young children is played by maternal instinct. ________

     5. Frequent family gatherings often develop close-knit family bonds.

     _Close-knit family bonds are often developed by frequent family gatherings. ___

     6. A woman’s desire for motherhood can be in conflict with her desire for a
        career.

     _linking verb…cannot be passive _______________________________________

     __________________________________________________________________

     7. Not being able to have children naturally, Ilyne and Raphael recently adopted
        a child from China.

     _A child from China was recently adopted by Ilyne and Raphael who were not
     able to have children naturally. [shows that a reduced clause may have to be
     expanded] _____________________________________

     8. The school had recruited one of the parents to spearhead a fund-raising
        campaign.

     _One of the parents had been recruited to spearhead a fund-raising campaign. ___

     __________________________________________________________________

     9. A close relative became a new parent last week.

     _linking verb… cannot be passive ___________________________________

Technical English 2
Passive Worksheet
Created by Stephen Smith
November 3, 2008
II. Change the following from passive to active voice.

     10. Rules have been established to deal with the large number of absences.

     _The school has established rules to deal with the large number of absences. ____

     11. Success in adulthood can be achieved by a stable upbringing.

     _A stable upbringing can achieve success in adulthood. ________________

     12. Proper discipline should have been decided on by both parents together.

     _Both parents should have decided on proper discipline together. _____________

     13. Stress in adulthood can be caused by an unhappy childhood.

     _An unhappy childhood can cause stress in adulthood. ______________________

     14. Barriers to communication should be broken down.

     _We should break down barriers to communication. _____________________

     15. Personality characteristics are often inherited from parents and other family
         members.

     _Children often inherit personality characteristics from parents and other family
     members. ____________________________________________________

     __________________________________________________________________

     16. Strong family ties were credited for the development of the well adjusted
         children.

     _The school psychologist credited strong family ties for the development of the
     well- adjusted children. _______________________________________

     __________________________________________________________________

     17. When their mother disappeared, the kittens were nurtured by a caring dog,
         along with her own puppies.

     _A caring dog nurtured the kittens along with her own puppies when their mother
     disappeared. _________________________________________________

     18. My classes will all be passed if I study hard every day.

     _I will pass all my classes if I study hard every day. ________________________


Technical English 2
Passive Worksheet
Created by Stephen Smith
November 3, 2008

								
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