Grammar Exercise: Active / Passive Exercise.


Read the news report, choose the correct verb form and write it in the box.

1. Millions of dollars' worth of damage has been caused by a storm which (swept/was swept) across the north of the United States last night.

2. The River Reiner (burst/was burst) its banks after heavy rain.

3. Many people (rescued/were rescued) from the floods by fire-fighters.

4. Firefighters (received/were received) hundreds of calls for help.

5. Wind speeds (reached/were reached) ninety miles an hour in some places.

6. Roads (blocked/were blocked) by fallen trees.

7. Electricity lines (brought/were brought) down, leaving thousands of homes without electricity.

8. "Everything possible (is doing/is being done) to get things back to normal," a spokesman said.

9. One young girl (took/was taken) to hospital after she broke her leg.

10. She has now (sent/been sent) home.

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