Sunday, 20 May 2012

Passive Voice

When do we use the passive? We use the passive in the following cases:

Case 1: The thing done is more important than the doer.

         e.g. A new supermarket was opened in our district last week.

Case 2: Both the thing done and the doer are important.

         e.g. Algeria was colonized by the French.

Case 3: The doer is unknown.

        e.g. A lot of articles are stolen in the supermarket every day.

Case 4: We don't want to mention the doer.

         e.g. I was told that you had broken my glasses.

Here you've got some exercises:

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