Active and Passive Formative
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by Renee Owens
| 11 Questions
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1 pt
Part 1: PSSA -Type Question Read the sentence. My favorite book had already been taken out of the library. Without changing the meaning of the sentence, what is the best way to revise the sentence using active voice?
Someone will be taking my favorite book out of the library.
Someone had already taken my favorite book out of the library.
My favorite book was already taken out of the library by someone.
My favorite book will have been taken out of the library by someone.
2
1 pt
Read the sentence below. If the sentence is written in passive voice, rewrite it in active voice. If the sentence is written in active voice, rewrite it in passive voice. The Jay-Z concert was attended by all of my friends.
3
1 pt
Read the sentence below. If the sentence is written in passive voice, rewrite it in active voice. If the sentence is written in active voice, rewrite it in passive voice. The Miami Beach Dolphins beat the Rochester Gorillas at the championship soccer match at my high school on Sunday.
4
1 pt
Read the sentence below. If the sentence is written in passive voice, rewrite it in active voice. If the sentence is written in active voice, rewrite it in passive voice. The hamburgers were cooked by Freddy, and the cookies were baked by Liana.
5
1 pt
Read the sentence below. If the sentence is written in passive voice, rewrite it in active voice. If the sentence is written in active voice, rewrite it in passive voice. The team of doctors found a cure for the infectious disease.
Part 3: Read this paragraph and answer the question below.1.Around here, we are known for our trees. 2.Unlike many places, here the trees are important in town, and no one cuts them down unless they are sick. 3.Those trees across the square were planted in 1946 by Jebediah Springfield, the founder of the town. 4. Any time removing the trees was discussed, Jebediah would counter with, “I speak for the trees.”
6
1 pt
Part 3: Read the paragraph:
1.Around here, we are known for our trees. 2.Unlike many places, here the trees are important in town, and no one cuts them down unless they are sick. 3.Those trees across the square were planted in 1946 by Jebediah Springfield, the founder of the town. 4. Any time removing the trees was discussed, Jebediah would counter with, “I speak for the trees.”

Answer the question below:
Select the sentence in the paragraph that is written in passive voice.
Sentence 1
Sentence 2
Sentence 3
Sentence 4
7
1 pt
Based on the choice you made above, change the sentence in passive voice to a sentence in active voice to make the paragraph more formal. You only need to rewrite the one sentence that needs corrected. 1. Around here, we are known for our trees. 2. Unlike many places, here the trees are important in town, and no one cuts them down unless they are sick. 3. Those trees across the square were planted in 1946 by Jebediah Springfield, the founder of the town. 4. Any time removing the trees was discussed, Jebediah would counter with, “I speak for the trees.”
Part 4: Write a sentence for each scenario below. Based on the scenario, use the appropriate voice- active or passive? [You need to decide if the situation calls for active or passive voice]
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1 pt
Scenario A: Something was stolen or broken and you do not know who took it or broke it.
9
1 pt
Scenario B: You want to focus on who did something.
10
1 pt
There are several situations in which you could make a stylistic choice to use the passive voice. List 1.
11
1 pt
There are several reasons why you will often be guided to use or decide to use active voice. List 1.
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