Exercise 1: Passive Voice Exercise - Stolen on the Outback Express
Here is the text of the “Stolen on the Outback Express” story. Can you identify which verbs are in the active voice and which verbs are in the passive voice? Are there any ergative verbs (see this section on the passives page)? If so, how are they used?
Can you put the active verbs into the passive voice, and the passive verbs into the active voice? Is it always possible? What different effects are achieved by using active, passive or ergative verbs?
Identify which verbs are active, passive or ergative by selecting the appropriate option from the dropdown boxes in the text below.