Active and Passive Voice Exercises No.35 & 36 (Miscellaneous)

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Exercise-35

1.Complete the passage using passive forms of the verbs given in brackets.

Vegetable oils (a)…………. (make) from seeds  and fruits of many plants growing all over the , world from tiny sesame seeds to big. juicy coconuts. Oil (b)………… (produce) from cotton seeds, groundnuts. soya beans and sunflower seeds. Olive oil (c)…………..  (use) for cooking, salad dressing etc. Olives (d) ………..   (pick) in the autumn when they are ripe. They (e) ………   (shake) from the trees and (f) ……… (gather)  up . usually by hand. The olives (g)………….. (ground ) to a thick paste which is spread onto special mats. Then the mats (h)…………. (layer) up on pressing machine which will gently squeeze them to produce olive oil.

2. Write the verbs in brackets in the passive form in the following sentences:

(i) In yesterday’s competition the prizes (give away) by the Principal.

 (ii) America (discover)by Columbus.

(iii) In spite of financial difficulties, the factory labour (pay) on time.

(iv) Yesterday he (punish) for coining late to school.

(v) Tomorrow vehicles (not allow) beyond this point.

(vi) Second-hand books (buy and sell) on the pavement every Sunday.

(vii) Elections to the Lok Sabha (hold) after every five years.

(viii) Our National Anthem (compose) by Rabindranath Tagore.

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Exercise-36

Complete the following lines with appropriate passive form of verbs given in brackets:

1.Raman is feeling happy because he………. (select) the best athlete. Now he………… (send) to the zonal tournament. He is sure that he ……….. (award) there.

2. I feel happy because my efforts ……….. (reward). Many people…………… (favour) by the officials. but they forget that I ………. (not gain) anything without efforts.

3. People are sad as elections ……… (hold ) in India every year. Their interest ………..(lose) in elections. They think that they ……….(befool) by their leaders.

4. Nisha feels proud because she ………….. (choose) the captain of the hockey team. She denies that she ……… (favour) in it. She says that her hard work………. (reward).

5. The thermometer…….. (use) to record temperature. First of all it ………. (wish) in fresh water. It ………. (shake) well to down the mercury. Then it ………. (put) under the tongue of the patient.

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