Intermediate Level >> Grammar Worksheets >> Students choose to use either the active or passive in pairs of similar sentences.

Passive or Active??


1. That door __WAS PAINTED__ (paint) yesterday.

2. Michelangelo __PAINTED__ (paint) the Sistine Chapel.

3. Michael Schumacher __DRIVES__ (drive) for Ferrari.

4. In the UK, everyone __DRIVES__ (drive) on the left.

5. Inter-city trains __ARE USUALLY DRIVEN__ (usually/drive) by men.

6. The 'La Stampa' newspaper __IS READ__ (read) by two million people in Italy.

7. My car __HAS BEEN STOLEN__ (steal)! Call the police!!!!

8. The thieves __STOLE__ (steal) the gold last week.

9. The Queen __IS OPENING__ (open) the bridge tomorrow.

10. The bridge __WAS DESTROYED__ (destroy) by the storm last night.

11. I __LEARNT__ (learn) Japanese when I was in Tokyo.

12. I __WAS TAUGHT__(teach) by an old Japanese man.

13. This letter __SHOULD BE TYPED__ (should/type), not handwritten!

14. The new secretary __TYPES__ (type) at 100 wpm. Premium

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