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Exercise 3

Active vs Passive

These sentences are written in a mixture of active and passive voices, but they don't all sound good in English.
e.g. 'Chocolate is liked by mother' doesn't sound good in the passive. It would be better to rewrite it in the active: 'My mother likes chocolate.' The sentence should therefore be in the active box.
e.g. 'Our luggage was checked at the airport' sounds good in the passive. It should therefore be in the passive box.
Drag each sentence into the 'active' or 'passive' boxes. Then click 'submit' to see if your answers are correct and read why each sentence sounds better in the active or the passive.

If you are not using a computer mouse then to use buttons to move the sentences from one column to the other (since dragging does not work without a mouse).

Sounds better in the active

Sounds better in the passive



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