Passive Voice and Causative

Index

Complete the sentences using the words in bold. Use two to five words. Put in commas where necessary.

1) Ann spoke very quietly because she didn't want to be heard by her mum.
AVOID
Ann spoke very quietly
by her mum.
2) It's believed that he was the most handsome boy in the town.
BEEN
He
the most handsome boy in the town.
3) Someone stole his van while he was asleep.
HAD
He
while he was asleep.
4) What did they decorate the houses with?
DECORATED
What
?
5) A group of football hooligans attacked rival fans at a pub.
GOT
Rival fans
a group of football hooligans at a pub.
6) I'm going to ask the electrician to install the wiring.
HAVE
I'm going to
the wiring.

Test Answers!

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CORRECT!

TO + VERB + GERUND + PAST PARTICIPLE
TO + AVOID + BEING + HEARD

HINT!

You need to use this pattern: TO + AVOID + GERUND + PAST PARTICIPLE

CORRECT!

PASSIVE VOICE => PERSONAL/IMPERSONAL
IS + BELIEVED + TO + HAVE + BEEN

HINT!

You need to use this pattern: BE + VERB + TO + HAVE + PAST PARTICIPLE

CORRECT!

CAUSATIVE (PAST SIMPLE)
HAD + HIS + VAN + STOLEN

HINT!

You need to use this pattern: HAD + OBJECT + PAST PARTICIPLE (PAST SIMPLE)

CORRECT!

PASSIVE VOICE (QUESTION)
WERE + THE + HOUSES + DECORATED + WITH

HINT!

You need to use this pattern: QUESTION WORD + AUXILIARY + SUBJECT + PAST PARTICIPLE + PREPOSITION

CORRECT!

GET + PAST PARTICIPLE
GOT + ATTACKED + BY

HINT!

You need to use this pattern: GET + PAST PARTICIPLE

CORRECT!

CAUSATIVE (HAVE + OBJECT + BARE INFINITIVE)
HAVE + THE + ELECTRICIAN + INSTALL

HINT!

You need to use this pattern: HAVE + OBJECT + BARE INFINITIVE

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