Solutions: active voice exercises

Our suggestions for solving the exercises on active voice.

Exercise 1

Sentence 1

  • Subject: my dog
  • Verb: loves
  • Object: long walks

Sentence 2

  • Subject: the committee
  • Verb: was reviewed
  • Object: the proposal

Sentence 3

  • Subject: we
  • Verb: provide
  • Object: great facilities and the latest equipment

Sentence 4

  • Subject: cardholders
  • Verb: to pay
  • Object: admission fee

Sentence 5

  • Subject: not stated (the reader)
  • Verb: are easy to understand
  • Object: fluent sentences

Exercise 2

  1. Passive
  2. Active
  3. Passive
  4. Passive
  5. Active

Exercise 3

  1. Passive is fine because the subject is unimportant.
  2. Could rewrite in the active voice with the bushfires as the subject. (The Ash Wednesday bushfires caused heavy damage to the region.)
  3. Passive is fine because the subject is unimportant.
  4. Passive is fine because the subject is unknown.
  5. Could rewrite with the preschool as the subject. (Preschools on the island teach in English and the local language.)

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