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

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Example: A valuable painting _____ (steal) from the museum.

A valuable painting was stolen from the museum.

1. Two players _____ (send) off during the game.

1. Two players were sent off during the game.

2. Several trees _____ (blow) down during the storm.

2. Several trees were blown down during the storm.

3. Their house _____ (strike) by lightning last night.

3. Their house was struck by lightning last night.

4. My brother _____ (sting) by a hornet.

4. My brother was stung by a hornet.

5. Quite a lot of money _____ (withdraw) from that bank. It happened after it _____ (rob) by three men who _____ (catch) not far from the bank.

5. Quite a lot of money was withdrawn from that bank. It happened after it was robbed by three men who were caught not far from the bank.

6. Someone said the boy _____ (push) into the river. Luckily, he _____ not _____ (drown).

6. Someone said the boy was pushed into the river. Luckily, he was not drowned.

7. The widow said that she _____ not _____ (give) any money by her children.

7. The widow said that she was not given any money by her children.

8. The postman _____ nearly _____ (bite) by our neighbour's dog.

8. The postman was nearly bitten by our neighbour's dog.

9. His car _____ (repair) quite satisfactorily but it _____ not _____ (clean) at all.

9. His car was repaired quite satisfactorily but it was not cleaned at all.

10. A lot of our money _____ (spend) at the circus.

10. A lot of our money was spent at the circus.

11. The tree _____ (cut) down. It _____ (chop) into pieces, some of which _____ (burn).

11. The tree was cut down. It was chopped into pieces, some of which were burned/burnt.

12. Bob _____ (arrest) at the station by policemen. He _____ (lead) away to a police van.

12. Bob was arrested at the station by policemen. He was led away to a police van.

13. My shirts _____ (wash) this morning. By afternoon, they _____ (iron).

13. My shirts were washed this morning. By afternoon, they were ironed.

14. The car _____ (own) by him for many years until Monday when it _____ (sell) to a friend.

14. The car was owned by him for many years until Monday when it was sold to a friend.

15. We _____ (meet) by the manager who took us around the factory. Afterwards, we _____ (give) samples of his product.

15. We were met by the manager who took us around the factory. Afterwards, we were given samples of his product.

16. John _____ (call) to the office. He _____ (tell) to explain his absence the day before.

16. John was called to the office. He was told to explain his absence the day before.

17. Peter _____ (admit) to hospital last night. He _____ (operate) on early this morning.

17. Peter was admitted to hospital last night. He was operated on early this morning.

18. The door _____ (close) but _____ not _____ (lock).

18. The door was closed but was not locked.

19. The fire _____ (bring) under control by the firemen but not completely _____ (put out) when I left.

19. The fire was brought under control by the firemen but not completely put out when I left.

20. The meal _____ (prepare) by seven o'clock. It _____ not _____ (serve) until half past seven.

20. The meal was prepared by seven o'clock. It was not served until half past seven.