Simple Present Passive

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

You may find the following pages useful:

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