Parte de la cúpula de la Ermita de la Sang, Sagunto





 past tenses
 phrasal verbs
 present tenses
 present perfect
 relative clauses
 reported speech
 reporting verbs



Passive forms gapfill exercise


Scroll down for exercise.

Fill in each blank by putting the verb in red into the correct passive tense. Do NOT use short forms. 

Click on the "c" button to check your answer. *Asterisks* will appear around the word or phrase if it is right. If it isn't right, the incorrect part of your answer will be replaced by lines. The number of lines corresponds to the number of letters AND spaces between words. 

In desperation you can click the 'show answers' button after the exercise.

This exercise was made using the software materials available on the Makers website at Swarthmore.


Links to other exercises and pdf files

Passive forms gapfill exercise - pdf file for download or printing
Passive forms grammar notes - online
Passive forms grammar notes - pdf file for download or printing



(1)  Oranges grow in Valencia for centuries.


(2)  Recently my sister offer over £400,000 for her house, but she didn't want to sell it.


(3)  The president say to be in a stable condition after the assassination attempt.


(4)  The museum open to the public last week after extensive refurbishment.


(5)  A lot of new flats build at the moment to house the people moving to the city.


(6)  The new metro line linking the city to the airport open in three years' time.


(7)  The building renovate when it suddenly collapsed because it not/support strongly enough.


(8)  Aspirin should not/taken by people with a history of stomach disorders.


(9)  It believe that the court case dismiss tomorrow when new evidence is put before the judge.


(10)  Pupils at the city's biggest secondary school send home this morning when it find that the roof damage in the storm.



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