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

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Example: He said the bridge _____ (repair).

He said the bridge had been repaired.

1. They were angry and were looking for him as they felt they _____ (lie) to.

1. They were angry and were looking for him as they felt they had been lied to.

2. A big hole _____ (dig) in the park and nobody could tell what it's for.

2. A big hole had been dug in the park and nobody could tell what it's for.

3. The villagers were glad to hear that the missing child _____ (find).

3. The villagers were glad to hear that the missing child had been found.

4. The police promised to catch the escaped prisoners within three days, but after three months, none _____ (catch).

4. The police promised to catch the escaped prisoners within three days, but after three months, none had been caught.

5. The angry applicants wanted to know why they _____ (give) the wrong forms.

5. The angry applicants wanted to know why they had been given the wrong forms.

6. She didn't sweep the porch because it _____ (sweep) already.

6. She didn't sweep the porch because it had been swept already.

7. The peas _____ (freeze) for months and were still fresh.

7. The peas had been frozen for months and were still fresh.

8. This is not the first time that the tree _____ (strike) by lightning.

8. This is not the first time that the tree had been struck by lightning.

9. After five defeats in a row, the team's confidence _____ badly _____ (shake).

9. After five defeats in a row, the team's confidence had been badly shaken.

10. The good striker _____ (choose) to play for his country only three times as he suffered frequent injury.

10. The good striker had been chosen to play for his country only three times as he suffered frequent injury.