Alter these sentences to employ the passive voice.Using the passive:1-peter came here two months ago.2-someone stole my purse.3-when did someone invent the radio?4-is professor Rivers teaching that...

Alter these sentences to employ the passive voice.

Using the passive:
1-peter came here two months ago.
2-someone stole my purse.
3-when did someone invent the radio?
4-is professor Rivers teaching that course this semester?
5-people grow corn in lowa.

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amymc eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I assume you want these converted to the passive voice, so I copied your statements and then rewrote then in the passive voice.

1-Peter came here two months ago.

Peter was here two months ago.


2-Someone stole my purse.

My Purse was stolen by someone.


3-When did someone invent the radio?

When was the radio invented?


4-is professor Rivers teaching that course this semester?

Is the course being taught by Professor Rivers?


5-people grow corn in lowa.

Corn is grown by people in Iowa.

amymc eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I stand corrected.

frizzyperm | Student

Sorry, amymc, but...

1-Peter came here two months ago.

Peter was here two months ago.

...this isn't a passive sentence. The passive of this sentence is not really possible, but it would be something like...

This place was visited by Peter.

loraaa | Student

Hmmm!!! ...  thanks Mr. frizzy  ^_^

loraaa | Student

yes,,, ^_^ thank you so much "amymc"

zopalwie | Student

2. My purse was stolen by someone.