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A. �� Are the following sentences Active or Passive? Tick the passive sentences.
1.��� The work was done by a great artist.
2.��� I�ll never leave you.
3.��� Don�t worry. The dog will be found.
4.��� Taxes must be paid on time.
5.��� She is serving dinner right now.
6.��� Dana has to take care of her little sister.
7.��� My brother was born in December.
8.��� My cat fed the three kittens.�
9.��� You won�t be forgotten.
10.�� I am leaving soon.
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B. Tick the sentences in which the agent (by phrase) is necessary.
1. �� Letters are delivered to my house everyday by the postman.
2.��� This painting was done by a chimpanzee.
3.��� Are the customers being served by a salesgirl?
4.��� The moon was first reached by an American.
5.��� Was the dog fed by anyone while I was out?
6.��� Our dinner is being prepared by master chef Luigi.
7.��� Was the newspaper read by anyone today?
8.��� The fire was caused by a cigarette.
9.��� The baby was taken to the day care center by his mother.
10.� Aids is transferred by the fluids of the body.
11.� The test was composed by the head of the English department.
12.� Eithan was asked to bring his parents to school by his biology teacher.
13. Penicillin was discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming.
14. While we were driving down the road, we were stopped by a policeman.
C. � Fill in with the correct form of the verbs Present Simple and Past Simple (passive form only!!)
1.��� The dog (take) out five times a day.
2.��� Dinner (serve) at 12:30 every day.
3.��� Homework (usually do) � in the afternoon.
4.��� Mr. Smith (ask) to leave the office yesterday.
5.��� John and Tom (tell) �about their mission a week ago.
6.��� This book (read) a year ago by our class.
7.��� I (always punish) when I do not behave myself.
8.��� Every weekend the scouts (visit) by other new members.
9.��� A cream cake (bake) for his birthday last Tuesday.
10.� A new house (buy) by the Jones last year.
11.� 25 operations (hold) daily in this hospital.
12.� French (teach) in our school.
13.� Unique flowers (grow) in Western Australia.
14.�� Smoking (forbid) here!.
15.�� The floors ( wash) everyday in this house.
1.����16.���Some clerks (interview) for the job last week.
17.�� He (find) guilty in charge.


D.��� Choose the correct form of the verbs (Modals and Future - Passive)
1.��� The tests (should hand in) not later than� tomorrow.
2.��� The door (not can close) so I left it open.
3.��� The new uniforms (wear) �by the pupils starting September 1st.�����������
4.��� This child (must see) by a doctor immediately.
5.��� English (should study) by everyone.
6.��� Arabic (not may teach) in this school.
7.��� The exercises (explain) soon.
�8.�� The food (not can cook) in such an old oven.
9.�� You (may inform) about the latest news.
10. The work (do) later.
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