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English - S1 Homework (Advanced) Active & Passive
S1 English Homework. Exercise 13.

Active and Passive

Copy the following note into your jotter.

Verbs can be used in two different ways. We call these ‘voices.'

The Active Voice

E.g. Stuart pushed the trolley. In this sentence, Stuart (the subject) is doing the action of pushing - this is active.

The Passive Voice
The above sentence can be said the other way round. E.g. The trolley was pushed by Stuart. Here, the trolley (subject) was having the action done to it. This is passive. The ‘active' voice is stronger and more direct than the ‘passive' voice. The active is normally shorter and easier but we use the passive to give a different emphasis.

Change the following ‘active' sentences into ‘passive.
1. Lisa drank the juice.


2. The cleaner waters the plants every week.
3. We walk the dog every day.
4. John collects Nadine from school.
5. The boy hid the watch.
6. Jack cleaned the goldfish bowl.


7.  Laura ate the last chocolate.
8. Sarah collected all the jotters.
9. The boys bought a new stereo.
10. David killed the beetle.
Mrs D. Thomson