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Making questions in the Passive

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QUESTIONS IN THE PASSIVE
 
 
Make passive questions using the question words and the verbs in the table. (Complete the gaps)
 
QUESTION WORDS
VERBS
how many—where—how often—whose—when—why—who—which—where—what—how much
transfer—finish—advertise—redecorate—destroy—water—break into—hold—pay—take —inform—write—sweep
 
E.G. 1.    A:  Why have  rainforests  been destroyed  so cruelly for years?
                     B: To make grazing land for cattle.
2.    A:  the 2008 Summer Olympics ?
 B: In Beijing, China.
3.    A:  the plants in the living room usually ?
         B: Twice a week in summer, but not so often in winter.
4.   A:  the building work on the new shopping centre ?
        B: At the beginning of next month.
5.   A:  pupils of the changes of the timetable so far?
        B: All of them, I think.
6.   A:  to hospital last night?
        B: Nora. She had a really bad stomach pain.
7.  A:  branch Miss Judith to?
        B: I'm not sure, but it'll probably be the one in the city.
8.   A:  house last Saturday?
        B: Vicky’s. They took nearly everything.
9.   A:  our products at the moment?
        B: Mainly in magazines and newspapers.
10.  you for this kind of work?
B: About $2000.
11. A:  it with?
B: With a matchstick dipped in blood.
12. A:  this play by? I can’t remember his name.
B:Shakespeare did, I reckon.
13. A:  room today?
B:Nora’room.
14. A:  this street ?
B:Everyday.
 
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