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Active Voice Verbs vs. Passive Voice Verbs
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Active Voice vs. Passive Voice Verbs
Identify each of the underlined verbs as being active voice verbs (A) or passive voice verbs (P).
____1. The sales representative pointed the way to the appliance section of the store.
____2. The house was painted last year by the new owner.
____3. Will you load the dishwasher, please?
____4. The water in the swimming pool was tested by the hotel manager himself.
____5. My new car features a great sound system and heated seats.
____6. Allison participates in music and art activities.
____7. My sleep is interrupted each night by my neighbor’s dog.
____8. Dozens of parade floats filled the streets.
____9. In 2008, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States.
____10. I watched all of the new episodes of my favorite TV shows.
____11. My new class schedule was given to me by the guidance counselor.
____12. The tower at the television station was demolished by the strong storm.
____13. He and his little brother were blamed for breaking the window.
____14. Hikers packed their own camping equipment.
____15. The high school band has been chosen to march in the Rose Parade.
1. A 2. P 3. A 4. P 5. A 6. A 7. P 8. A 9. P 10. A 11. P 12. P 13. P 14. A 15. P
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Students identify verbs in sentence context as being active voice or passive voice. This document can be used as a practice assignment or as a quiz. Fifteen problems; answer key included.