Passive Answers

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  1. Le dieron un premio  HE WAS GIVEN A PRIZE
  2. Me enviarán mi carné de conducir la semana que viene     I’LL (I WILL) BE GIVEN MY DRIVING LICENCE NEXT WEEK
  3. Están ayudando a los bomberos.   THE FIREFIGHTERS ARE BEING HELPED
  4. ¿Se cultiva café en España?     IS COFFEE GROWN IN SPAIN?
  5. No me han dicho nada.        I HAVEN’T BEEN TOLD ANYTHING    (‘I have been told nothing’ no es incorrecto gramaticamente, pero casí nunca se dice: medio punto)
  6. ¡Se va a quemar la casa!   THE HOUSE IS GOING TO BE BURNT
  7. That boy is watching you     YOU ARE BEING WATCHED BY THAT BOY

Change from active to passive:

    1. Nobody saw us      WE WEREN’T SEEN BY ANYBODY/ANYONE     (‘We were seen by nobody’ no es incorrecto gramaticamente, pero casí nunca se dice: medio punto)
    2. Should they give an opportunity to a criminal?    SHOULD AN OPPORTUNITY BE GIVEN TO A CRIMINAL?
    3. No-one knows the answer.    THE ANSWER ISN’T KNOWN BY ANYONE/ANYBODY   (‘The answer is known by no-one’ no es incorrecto gramaticamente, pero casí nunca se dice: medio punto)
    4. Students must give in their projects this Friday.  STUDENTS’ PROJECTS MUST BE GIVEN IN THIS FRIDAY or THE PROJECTS MUST BE GIVEN IN BY STUDENTS THIS FRIDAY
    5. The Romans used to throw people to the lions.  PEOPLE USED TO BE THROWN TO THE LIONS BY ROMANS (or BY ROMANS TO THE LIONS)

Change from passive to active:

  1. Fizzy drinks should not be consumed by children.    CHILDREN SHOULDN’T (SHOULD NOT) CONSUME FIZZY DRINKS
  2. The Spanish team was beaten by England in the final      ENGLAND BEAT SPAIN IN THE FINAL  (obviamente)
  3. The dog was being fed by some boys.   SOME BOYS WERE FEEDING THE DOG