The Passive Voice Quiz Challenge: A Journey Into English Grammar

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Welcome to the Passive Voice Quiz! This quiz is designed to assess your understanding of the passive voice, a key concept in English grammar. Whether you’re a language enthusiast or a student looking to improve your writing skills, this quiz will challenge your knowledge and help you gain a deeper understanding of passive voice construction.
The passive voice is an essential part of the English language, often used in formal writing or scientific reports. It emphasizes the action and the object upon which the action is performed, rather than the subject performing the action.
In this Read morequiz, you will encounter various sentences and your task is to identify whether they are written in a passive voice or not. Remember, in passive sentences, the subject receives the action expressed by the verb. The agent performing the action may appear in a “by” phrase or may be omitted.
Are you ready to put your skills to the test? Let’s dive into the quiz! Keep in mind that understanding passive voice can greatly enhance your English writing and comprehension skills. Good luck!


Passive Voice Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    Which option correctly completes the sentence?The computers _________ in Taiwan.

    • A.

      Isn't made

    • B.

      Weren't made

    • C.

      Didn't make

    • D.

      Wasn't make

    Correct Answer
    B. Weren't made
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "weren't made". This is because the subject "computers" is plural, so the correct verb form to use is "were". Additionally, the verb "made" is the correct past tense form to use in this sentence.

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  • 2. 

    Identify the correct sentence using the passive voice.

    • A.

      The test were done.

    • B.

      Was doing the test.

    • C.

      The test has been done.

    • D.

      Have done the test.

    Correct Answer
    C. The test has been done.
    Explanation
    The correct sentence in passive voice is "The test has been done." This sentence is in the present perfect tense and uses the passive voice by starting with the subject "The test" followed by the auxiliary verb "has been" and the past participle "done." This construction emphasizes the action of the test being completed without specifying who performed it.

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  • 3. 

    Choose the appropriate verb form to complete the sentence.The doors _________.

    • A.

      Was painted.

    • B.

      Has being paint.

    • C.

      Are paint.

    • D.

      Are being painted.

    Correct Answer
    D. Are being painted.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are being painted". This is because the sentence is in the present tense and refers to an ongoing action. The verb form "are being painted" indicates that the doors are currently in the process of being painted.

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  • 4. 

    Select the correct form of the verb to complete the sentence.My room _________ yesterday morning.

    • A.

      Doesn't been cleaned

    • B.

      Is cleaned

    • C.

      Was cleaned

    • D.

      Has been cleaned

    Correct Answer
    C. Was cleaned
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was cleaned" because it indicates that the action of cleaning the room occurred in the past. The past tense of the verb "to be" is "was" and when combined with the past participle of the verb "clean," it forms the correct past tense form of the sentence.

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  • 5. 

    Which option correctly completes the sentence?I _________ to the party.

    • A.

      Were invite

    • B.

      Didn't invited

    • C.

      Wasn't invite

    • D.

      Haven't been invited

    Correct Answer
    D. Haven't been invited
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "haven't been invited" because it correctly uses the present perfect tense to indicate that the speaker has not received an invitation to the party. The other options use incorrect verb forms or do not convey the same meaning.

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  • 6. 

    What is the correct verb tense and form in the following sentence? _________ this piece of cloth _________?

    • A.

      Was - wash

    • B.

      Are - washed

    • C.

      Has - been washed

    • D.

      Is - been washed

    Correct Answer
    C. Has - been washed
    Explanation
    The correct verb tense and form in the given sentence is "Has - been washed." This is because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, indicating that the action of washing the cloth occurred in the past and has a connection to the present. The auxiliary verb "has" is used with the past participle "been washed" to form the present perfect tense.

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  • 7. 

    Choose the correct verb form to complete the sentence.The fax machine _________ last week.

    • A.

      Is being repaired

    • B.

      Was repaired

    • C.

      Has repaired

    • D.

      Are repaired

    Correct Answer
    B. Was repaired
    Explanation
    The correct verb form to complete the sentence is "was repaired." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and refers to an action that was completed in the past.

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  • 8. 

    What is the correct verb form in the following sentence?Two people _________ to the hospital after the accident.

    • A.

      Have been take

    • B.

      Are taking

    • C.

      Is taken

    • D.

      Were taken

    Correct Answer
    D. Were taken
    Explanation
    In the sentence, "Two people were taken to the hospital after the accident," the correct verb form is "were taken." This is because the subject "two people" is plural, so the verb needs to agree with it in number. "Were taken" is the past tense form of the verb "to take" and correctly indicates that the action of taking the people to the hospital happened in the past.

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  • 9. 

    How ______________ this word _________?

    • A.

      Was - pronounce

    • B.

      Is - pronounced

    • C.

      Are - pronounced

    • D.

      Have - been pronounced

    Correct Answer
    B. Is - pronounced
    Explanation
    The word "is" is the correct answer because it matches the subject "this word" in the question. In English grammar, the verb "to be" (is, am, are) is used to describe the state or condition of something. In this case, the word "is" indicates the present tense and matches with the present tense verb "pronounced."

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  • 10. 

    Which option correctly describes the current state of my car?

    • A.

       It have repaired

    • B.

       It was repaired

    • C.

       It is repairing

    • D.

       It is being repaired

    Correct Answer
    D.  It is being repaired
    Explanation
    The correct answer is " It is being repaired". This option accurately describes the current state of the car, indicating that it is currently undergoing the process of being repaired. The use of the present continuous tense "is being" indicates an ongoing action, which aligns with the car's current state of being in the process of repair.

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