PA007 - Passive or Active sentences

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in the correct tense. Use passive or active according to the context.

  1. When she heard that her dog (KILL), she burst into tears.
  2. We hope that the missing money (FIND) soon.
  3. A new bridge (BUILD) at the moment.
  4. I didn’t go to the party because I (INVITE)
  5. When she discovered that Tom (EAT) all the biscuits she got very angry.
  6. It’s no use trying. You (WASTE) your time.
  7. Shakespeare (WRITE) many other plays apart from Hamlet.
  8. A million people (VISIT) the cathedral every year.
  9. John Higgins (AWARD) a science prize last month.
  10. A lot of money (SPEND) on weapons nowadays.


  1. Too many office buildings (BUILD) in the city over the last ten years.
  2. The new desks (ALREADY BUY) but they (NOT DELIVER) yet.
  3. The President (GIVE) a speech next Monday.
  4. The driver (GO) too fast when suddenly the child appeared.
  5. Bath (FOUND) in the first century A.D. by the Romans.
  6. The old castle (LOCATE) in the forest, not far from the river. I'm sure you will find it