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    Passive voice/correction

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    Passive voice/correction
    Message de tutti-frutti88 posté le 13-02-2011 à 19:37:01 (S | E | F)
    Hello everybody,

    Do someone can correct this undersitting exercice grammar Could someone correct this exercise please?
    Thanks for the results your help.
    Agnès


    EXERCISE A
    Underline the passive sentences
    1.The company has been based in Bristol for six years.(underline)
    2.The company has been purchased recently by Mital (underline)
    3.Both men alluded to their experiences in Vietnam.
    4.The burglar was arrested on the site.(underline)
    5.The baby was carefully looked after(underline)
    6.At that time a boss used to pay his secretary £500 a month

    EXERCISE B
    Decide if it is necessary to say who does the action. If it is NOT necessary cross it out .If it is necessary , put a tick( V)

    1. I don’t think your proposal will be accepted by people.
    2. The company was founded by the father of the present chairman. (X)
    3. All our machines are serviced by highly trained technicians (X)
    4. The conference was opened by someone from the London Business School

    EXERCISE C

    Re-write these sentences using the passive if it is possible. You may need a negative form. If it is NOT possible ( because the verb is intransitive)Write : Impossible

    1. One of our best young designers created this line .
    ....this line was created by one of our best young.....................................................................................
    2. the inflation rate went down by 0.5% last month.
    ........impossible...........................................................................
    3. I’m sorry we can’t do that.
    .........impossible...................................................................
    4. Something very interesting happened to me last week.
    ...I was happened by something very interesting last week..........................................................................................
    5. We’re spending more than one million dollars on advertising this year.
    ........this year we have been spending more than one million dollar..by advertising............................................................................................
    .
    EXERCISE D

    Put the following sentences into the passive voice ( agent only when necessary)

    1. A secret admirer sent flowers to the singer
    ……flowers were sent by a secret admirer to the singer………………………………………………….
    2. They say he’s the wealthiest man in town .
    We have been said that he’s the wealthiest man in town………………………………………………..
    3. Don’t worry! I will pay for everything I take.
    ..........”.......”.......for everything I take will be paid by me ...............................................
    4. They had to write down the whole translation.
    ......the whole translation have been wrotten down by them .......................................................................
    5 .The results didn’t surprise nutritionists.
    ……the nutritionists weren’t surprised by the results………………………………………………….

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    Modifié par lucile83 le 13-02-2011 20:32



    Réponse: Passive voice/correction de gerondif, postée le 13-02-2011 à 20:57:29 (S | E)
    Bonsoir,

    EXERCISE A okUnderline the passive sentences
    1.The company has been based in Bristol for six years.(underline)
    2.The company has been purchased recently by Mital (underline)
    3.Both men alluded to their experiences in Vietnam.
    4.The burglar was arrested on the site.(underline)
    5.The baby was carefully looked after(underline)
    6.At that time a boss used to pay his secretary £500 a month

    EXERCISE B
    Decide if it is necessary to say who does the action. If it is NOT necessary cross it out .If it is necessary , put a tick( V)

    1. I don’t think your proposal will be accepted by people. inutile!
    2. The company was founded by the father of the present chairman. (X)
    3. All our machines are serviced by highly trained technicians (X)
    4. The conference was opened by someone from the London Business School indispensable

    EXERCISE C

    Re-write these sentences using the passive if it is possible. You may need a negative form. If it is NOT possible ( because the verb is intransitive)Write : Impossible

    1. One of our best young designers created this line .
    this line was created by one of our best young designers
    2. the inflation rate went down by 0.5% last month.
    ........impossible...........................................................................
    3. I’m sorry we can’t do that.
    impossible. si c'est possible
    4. Something very interesting happened to me last week.
    ...I was happened by something very interesting last week..faux.
    5. We’re spending more than one million dollars on advertising this year.
    ........this year we have been spending more than one million dollar..by advertising. faux
    .
    EXERCISE D

    Put the following sentences into the passive voice ( agent only when necessary)

    1. A secret admirer sent flowers to the singer
    ……flowers were sent by a secret admirer to the singer………………………………………………….
    2. They say he’s the wealthiest man in town .
    We have been said that he’s the wealthiest man in town………………………………………………..
    3. Don’t worry! I will pay for everything I take.
    ..........”.......”.......for everything I take will be paid for by me ...............................................
    4. They had to write down the whole translation.
    ......the whole translation have been wrotten down by them .......................................................................
    5 .The results didn’t surprise nutritionists.
    ……the nutritionists weren’t surprised by the results………………………………………………….




    Réponse: Passive voice/correction de tutti-frutti88, postée le 14-02-2011 à 10:29:47 (S | E)
    Merci à Gérondif et Lucile
    Bonne journée





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