Active or Passive?
Read the news report and choose the correct verb form.
Millions of dollars' worth of damage has been caused by a storm which (1) swept/was swept across the north of the United States last night. The River Reiner (2) burst/was burst its banks after heavy rain. Many people (3) rescued/were rescued from the floods by fire-fighters, who (4) received/were received hundreds of calls for help.
Wind speeds (5) reached/were reached ninety miles an hour in some places. Roads (6) blocked/were blocked by fallen trees, and electricity lines (7) brought/were brought down, leaving thousands of homes without electricity.
'Everything possible (8) is doing/is being done to get things back to normal,' a spokesman (9) said/was said.
One young girl (10) took/was taken to hospital after she (11) broke/was broken her leg. She has now (12) sent/been sent home.