Upper Intermediate Level >> Grammar Worksheets >> This goes beyond a basic worksheet to practice the passive. This worksheet concentrates on particular verb patterns which sometimes confuse students such as the necessity to use the gerund or infinitive passive after certain verbs or constructions.

Passive Verb Patterns

Upper Intermediate

Fill in the gaps with a form of the passive. The tense could be past, present or future.

1. Many rock stars say the real thrill is that they enjoy _________________ (watch) by thousands of adoring fans.

2. Before _________________ (recycle), glass bottles are thoroughly washed and the labels _________________ (remove).

3. I'm sorry this office is so dirty but it can't _________________ (clean) until tomorrow morning at the earliest.

4. Any teacher who hits a student should _________________ (sack) immediately.

5. John's big dream is that he wants _________________ (discover) by a big time music producer.

6. Jak _________________ (fire) from the local car wash because, even though he hadn't paid, he let his friend's car _________________ (wash).

7. The factory is losing a lot of money every week and _________________ (shut) next Thursday.

8. But it might _________________ (save) if we make an appeal to the local bank.

9. Your car is a death trap. It should _________________ (send) to the scrap yard years ago!

10. _________________ (rob) in the street is a terrifying experience indeed.

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