Form

passive voice: a form of the verb to be + past participle

active voice passive voice
simple present What if Jack hits me. What if I am hit (by Jack).
Jack builds a house. A house is built (by Jack).
Jack sells houses. Houses are sold (by Jack).
list irregular verbs

Exercises

Making passive sentences in the simple present (A house is built)

Making active sentences passive in the simple present (He builds a house ⇒ A house is built)

  • exercise 1: rewrite active sentences in passive voice
  • exercise 2: rewrite active sentences in passive voice
  • exercise 3: rewrite active sentences in passive voice
  • exercise 4: rewrite active sentences in passive voice
  • exercise 5: rewrite active sentences in passive voice
  • exercise 6: rewrite active sentences in passive voice
  • exercise 7: rewrite active present simple and past simple sentences in passive voice
  • exercise 8: rewrite active present simple and past simple sentences in passive voice

Useful pages

    • exercises for practising recognizing active and passive voice
    • exercises for practising the Simple Past Passive (The house was built.)
    • exercises for practising the Continuous Passive (The house is/was being built.)
    • exercises for practising the Perfect Passive (The house has/had been built.)
    • exercises for practising the Future and Modal Passive (The house will be built. / The house may have been built.)
    • exercises for practising the passive in various tenses
    • exercises for practising the Personal Passive (She is known to have built a house.)
    • exercises for practising the Double Object Passive (She was given a house / A house was given)