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alt : activepassive1.pdf Name ______________________________________          Date ______________________   ©www.WorksheetLibrary.com    Active Voice vs. Passive Voice In active voice sentences, the subject does the action. Sentence structure: subject + action verb + object receiving the action. Dogs bury bones. Sandy takes cupcakes each Monday. _________________________________________________________________________ In passive voice sentences, the subject receives the action. Sentence structure: subject + (auxiliary verb + past participle) + object doing the action. Bones are buried by dogs. Cupcakes are taken by Sandy each Monday. _________________________________________________________________________ Exercise: Change the active voice sentences to passive voice. 1. The artist sings a song as he paints. _____________________________________________________________________________ 2. The little girl pounds the piano when mad. _____________________________________________________________________________ 3. The man with no teeth wants new dentures. ______________________________________________________________________________ 4. Many of my friend surf the internet during class. ______________________________________________________________________________ 5. The weatherman forecasts storms for tomorrow. _____________________________________________________________________________ 6. My grandfather made the chest of drawers for my wedding present. _____________________________________________________________________________ 7. The talented cardiac surgeon saves lives every day. _____________________________________________________________________________ 8. Many of the stars perform concerts for their favorite charity. _____________________________________________________________________________ Name ______________________________________          Date ______________________   ©www.WorksheetLibrary.com    Active Voice vs. Passive Voice In active voice sentences, the subject does the action. Sentence structure: subject + action verb + object receiving the action. Dogs bury bones. Sandy takes cupcakes each Monday. _________________________________________________________________________ In passive voice sentences, the subject receives the action. Sentence structure: subject + (auxiliary verb + past participle) + object doing the action. Bones are buried by dogs. Cupcakes are taken by Sandy each Monday. _________________________________________________________________________ Exercise: Change the active voice sentences to passive voice. 1. The artist sings a song as he paints. A song is sung by the artist as he paints._______________________________________ 2. The little girl pounds the piano when mad. The piano is pounded by the little girl when mad._______ _______________________ 3. The man with no teeth wants new dentures. New dentures are wanted by the man with no teeth __________________________ 4. Many of my friends surf the internet during class. The internet is surfed by many of my friends during class. _______________________ 5. The weatherman forecasts storms for tomorrow. Storms are forecasted by the weatherman for tomorrow. ______________________ 6. My grandfather made the chest of drawers for my wedding present. The chest of drawers was made by my grandfather for my wedding present.____ 7. The talented cardiac surgeon saves lives every day. Lives are saved by the talented cardiac surgeon every day.____________________ 8. Many of the stars perform concerts for their favorite charity. Concerts are performed by many of the stars for their favorite charity.__________ To download the pdf, simply point your cursor to the pdf above: 1) wait for the download button to show up at the top. OR 2) right click your mouse, then click "save as".