Nov 15, 2016

UNIT 42 • Passive (2) (be / been / being done)

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  • What do these words mean? Use ‘it can …’ or ‘it can’t …’. Use a dictionary if necessary.
    • If something is
      • washable, it can
      • unbreakable, it can’t
      • edible, it
      • unusable,
      • invisible,
      • portable,

    • Complete these sentences with one of the following verbs (in the correct form). Sometimes you need ‘have’ (‘might have’, ‘could have’ etc.):

      carry       ○      cause       ○      do       ○      make       ○      repair       ○      send       ○      spend       ○      wake up
      • The situation is serious. Something must before it’s too late.
        I haven’t received the letter. It might to the wrong address.
        A decision will not until the next meeting.
        I told the hotel receptionist that I wanted to at 6.30 the next morning.
        Do you think that less money should on armaments?
        This road is in very bad condition. It should a long time ago.
        The injured man couldn’t walk and had to
        It’s not certain how the fire started but it might by an electrical fault.

      • Rewrite these sentences. Instead of using ‘somebody’ or ‘they’, write a passive sentence.
        • Somebody has cleaned the room.
          The room

          • They have postponed the concert.
            The concert

            • Somebody is using the computer at the moment.
              The computer

              • I didn’t realise that somebody was recording our conversation.
                I didn’t realise that

                • When we got to the stadium we found that they had cancelled the game.
                  When we got to the stadium, we found that

                  • They are building a new ring road round the city.

                    • They have built a new hospital near the airport.

                    • Make sentences from the words in brackets. Sometimes the verb is active, sometimes passive. (This exercise also includes the past simple—see Unit 41 C.)
                      • There’s somebody behind us.

                        I think / we / follow

                        • This room looks different.

                          you / paint?

                          • My car has disappeared.

                            it / steal!

                            • My umbrella has disappeared.

                              somebody / take

                              • Tom gets a higher salary now.
                                or
                                he / promote

                                • Ann can’t use her office at the moment.

                                  it / redecorate

                                  • The photocopier broke down yesterday, but now it’s OK.

                                    it / work / again. it / repair

                                    • The police have found the people they were looking for.

                                      two people / arrest / last night

                                      • A tree was lying across the road.
                                        or
                                        it / blow down / in the storm

                                        • The man next door disappeared six months ago.

                                          nobody / see / since then

                                          • I was mugged on my way home a few nights ago.

                                            you / ever / mug?

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