Past Passive

Level:

Intermediate

Category:

Grammar Exercises

Group:

Passive

Please select the correct answer for each of the below questions:

 
 

1 - I didn't know about it. I was ______ completely in the dark.

a - invented
b - discovered
c - kept
d - allowed
e - killed
 

2 - The presentation was ______ by Gill Bates.

a - announced
b - stood
c - detonated
d - given
e - underlined
 

3 - The old factory used to be over there but it was ______ a few years ago

a - written
b - allowed
c - pulled down
d - kept
e - fixed
 

4 - The factory was ______ 10 years ago.

a - kept
b - built
c - discovered
d - allowed
e - killed
 

5 - I didn't say anything. It was best ______ unsaid.

a - stolen
b - left
c - taught
d - sacked
e - asked
 
 

6 - I would have liked to have come but I wasn't ______.

a - built
b - made
c - invited
d - kept
e - allowed
 

7 - I was ______ how to play golf by my father, who was a good amateur.

a - stolen
b - opened
c - taught
d - sacked
e - asked
 

8 - I don't understand why you don't have the report. It was ______ to you over a week ago.

a - made
b - sent
c - built
d - allowed
e - invited
 

9 - I'm afraid we have to improve security. A computer was ______ from here yesterday.

a - written
b - pulled down
c - stolen
d - opened
e - fixed
 

10 - This process was ______ by one of my colleagues and we hold a patent on it.

a - invented
b - taught
c - asked
d - left
e - stolen
 

11 - The computer is working. It was ______ whilst you were on holiday.

a - allowed
b - kept
c - invited
d - made
e - fixed
 

12 - I had to ask them to write the report again. It was very badly ______ .

a - fixed
b - written
c - kept
d - allowed
e - invited
 

13 - Penicillin was ______ by a Scotsman.

a - left
b - taught
c - stolen
d - invented
e - discovered
 

14 - He was making too much noise and was disturbing the other guests and in the end was ______ to leave.

a - opened
b - asked
c - stolen
d - pulled down
e - sacked
 

15 - I'm afraid Joan didn't resign. She was ______.

a - pulled down
b - written
c - sacked
d - opened
e - stolen
 

16 - Our new factory was ______ by the President at a special ceremony last month.

a - pulled down
b - kept
c - written
d - opened
e - fixed
 

17 - That's not my umbrella. It was ______ here by someone or other.

a - sacked
b - asked
c - left
d - taught
e - stolen
 

18 - I'm feeling sad. My dog was ______ in an accident yesterday.

a - left
b - discovered
c - killed
d - invented
e - stolen
 

19 - I wasn't happy to discover that smoking was ______ aboard the plane.

a - killed
b - discovered
c - invented
d - allowed
e - stolen
 

20 - These watches were ______ in Switzerland.

a - built
b - made
c - kept
d - allowed
e - killed
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