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Passive Voice (2)

 

We often use the Passive Voice when:

 

  • we don’t know what the subject is
    • The door was opened (by someone – I don’t know whom).
    • My car was stolen (but I don’t know who stole it).

 

  • the subject is not important, or we don’t want to say the subject
    • This paper was written very well.
    • Jordan was given a car for his birthday.

 

 

These sentences are in the Active Voice.

Rewrite them using the Passive Voice, but don’t include the subject.

 

 

1. Someone stole my cell phone!

 

 

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2. Someone kicked my dog in the leg!

 

 

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3. A policeman caught the thief last night.

 

 

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4. (Someone) cancelled class because of the weather.

 

 

___________________________________________________

 

 

5. The Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees yesterday.

 

 

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6. (Someone) stopped the concert because of the rain.

 

 

___________________________________________________

 

 

7. People discovered gold in California in 1848.

 

 

___________________________________________________

 

 

8. The teachers rewarded John for his good grades.

 

 

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