Englisch/Grammatik/Passive/Passive Present

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Im Passiv besteht das Verb aus zwei Bestandteilen:

am, is, are
(Form von "to be")
past participle (3.Form)

Interactive exercises


Write in the missing passive forms.

1. Tea is drunk (drink) a lot in England.

2. Crisps are made(make) from potatoes.

3. English is spoken(speak) in many shops in Germany.

4. Dishes are washed(wash) in a sink or a dishwasher.

Write in the missing passive forms.

5. Food is kept (keep) cold in a refrigerator.

6. When the show is over, the lights are switched(switch) off.

7. Oranges are grown(grow) in Spain.

8. Chips are fried(fry) in oil.

9. Tickets are sold(sell) at this vending machine.

Past participles

Click on the numbers. Then put in the past participles of the given verbs:

said past participle of say
brought past participle of bring
broken past participle of break
caught past participle of catch
hidden past participle of hide
bitten past participle of bite
ridden past participle of ride
lain past participle of lie
slept past participle of sleep
stolen past participle of steal

Steam engine

Change the sentences from active into passive.

1. A man puts coals or wood into the fire.

    Pieces of coal or wood are put() into the fire.

2. The fire heats water in a boiler.

    Water is heated() in a boiler.

3. The heat transforms water into steam.

    Water is transformed() into steam.

4. The steam pushes up a piston (Kolben)

    A piston is pushed () up.

5. This drives wheels.

    Wheels are driven() ( by the engine).

Past participles

pay paid
catch caught
choose chosen
sell sold
teach taught
show shown/
freeze frozen
feel felt
fall fell