Answers to the exercises from the “Passive structures” .pdf sheet. (1) Find the passive verbs – what tenses are they? were left – simple past were stranded – simple past had been … locked in – past perfect were given – simple past (2) Write passive sentences. (1) Chinese is spoken in Singapore. (2) The Taj Mahal was built around 1640. (3) The new hospital will be opened next year. (4) She is being interviewed now. (5) I realised I was being followed. (6) Are you (or were you or have you been) invited to Andy’s party? (7) He found that all his money had been stolen. (8) These computers are (or were) made in Korea. (9) Passengers are asked not to speak to the driver. (10) Sorry about the noise – the road is being mended. (11) The village church was burnt (or burned) down last year. (12) A Roman pavement has just been found under Oxford Street. (3) Make the sentences passive. (1) “Hamlet” was written by Shakespeare. (2) She has been arrested for shoplifting. (3) Your car is being repaired now. (4) Spanish is spoken in Chile. (5) Has Peter been asked? (6) This ring was made by my mother. (7) This car is driven by electricity. (8) You will be told where to go. (9) She was knocked down by a drunken motorist. (10) Manchester were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool yesterday. (11) Paper was invented by the Chinese. (12) Hops are needed to make beer. (13) Stamps aren’t sold in bookshops. (14) Your application is still being considered by the directors.