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Use the SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE of the verbs in bracket for the following passive sentences.

Click the sentences to see the answers.

Example: I _____ (given) a sweet for smiling at her.

I am given a sweet for smiling at her.

1. Nobody _____ (allow) to go in there.

1. Nobody is allowed to go in there.

2. The paper _____ (deliver) quite early in the morning.

2. The paper is delivered quite early in the morning.

3. The name of the winner _____ (engrave) on the shield.

3. The name of the winner is engraved on the shield.

4. Those fans _____ (control) by that switch over there.

4. Those fans are controlled by that switch over there.

5. The tyres/tires of those lorries _____ (pump up) carefully every week.

5. The tyres/tires of those lorries are pumped up carefully every week.

6. When thieves _____ (arrest) they _____ (bring) to a police station.

6. When thieves are arrested they are brought to a police station.

7. At the Olympic Games, the top three winners of each event _____ (award) medals.

7. At the Olympic Games, the top three winners of each event are awarded medals.

8. Huge crocodiles _____ sometimes _____ (see) in that swampy area.

8. Huge crocodiles are sometimes seen in that swampy area.

9. That drain _____ (clear) out regularly and all the rubbish _____ (remove).

9. That drain is cleared out regularly and all the rubbish is removed.

10. _____ football matches ever _____ (play) on that pitch?

10. Are football matches ever played on that pitch?

11. The battery in my car _____ (check) quite often and it _____ (change) if it is no good.

11. The battery in my car is checked quite often and it is changed if it is no good.

12. Books _____ (borrow) from the school library on Friday and then they _____ (return) on Tuesday.

12. Books are borrowed from the school library on Friday and then they are returned on Tuesday.

13. Sometimes children _____ (drown) in old mining pools which _____ (leave) in a dangerous condition.

13. Sometimes children are drowned in old mining pools which are left in a dangerous condition.

14. You _____ (expect) to be quiet when you go into a library and _____ (ask) not to talk.

14. You are expected to be quiet when you go into a library and are asked not to talk.

15. The grass _____ (cut) and the field _____ (mark) out before each game.

15. The grass is cut and the field is marked out before each game.

16. _____ the new school _____(finish) yet, or it _____ (build) already?

16. Is the new school finished yet, or it is built already?

17. Parcels _____ (wrap) firmly, especially when they _____ (send) on a long distance. Occasionally, some _____ (steal).

17. Parcels are wrapped firmly, especially when they are sent on a long distance. Occasionally, some are stolen.

18. _____ those fish _____ (sell) locally or _____ they _____ (send) to overseas markets?

18. Are those fish sold locally or are they sent to overseas markets?

19. The soldiers in the jungle _____ (supply) from the air. Food and other things _____ (fly) to them from a military airport. Then the bundles of supply _____ (drop) into the jungle from a helicopter.

19. The soldiers in the jungle are supplied from the air. Food and other things are flown to them from a military airport. Then the bundles of supply are dropped into the jungle from a helicopter.

20. Sometimes traffic signs _____ (knock) down by careless motorists. If they _____ (damage), they _____ (take) away to _____ (repair) or discarded.

20. Sometimes traffic signs are knocked down by careless motorists. If they are damaged, they are taken away to be repaired or discarded.