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UNIT 3 Grammar practice

4 The shop is thought to being for sale.


Active & passive forms ……………………
1 Rewrite the sentences in the passive. Only include 5 It is rumoured that the store will extend its opening
the agent if necessary. hours. ……………………
Spanish people spent over €80,000 in the store
this weekend. The causative
Over €80,000 was spent by Spanish people in the 4 Rewrite the sentences in the causative.
store this weekend. 1 Someone is coming to decorate their house
1 They closed the shop for two hours yesterday. tomorrow.
................................................................................. .................................................................................
2 People have donated over $100,000 to charity this 2 Her bag was stolen at the concert last night.
month. .................................................................................
................................................................................. 3 The supermarket delivers all my grocery shopping.
3 People are buying gold instead of property. .................................................................................
................................................................................. 4 He’s going to fix my computer tonight.
4 Blue Sky Airlines will give away 100 free tickets. .................................................................................
................................................................................. 5 The dentist cleaned my mum’s teeth.
5 The prime minister is going to open the new .................................................................................
hospital tomorrow. 6 They broke my dad’s new camera.
................................................................................. .................................................................................
6 People had bought many items before today.
................................................................................. Consolidation
Passive with two objects 5 Complete the second sentence so that it has the
same meaning as the first sentence. Use the
2 Rewrite the sentences in the two possible passive words in bold.
forms. Do not include the agent. There’s a rumour that the manager has resigned.
She told Pam the secrets. (has)
a) Pam was told the secrets. It is rumoured that the manager has resigned.
b) The secrets were told to Pam. 1 The hairdresser cut Sue’s hair yesterday. (had)
1 They showed the woman the map. Sue ........................................................................ .
a) ............................................................................. 2 They gave Mrs Harris a present. (was)
b) ............................................................................. Mrs Harris .............................................................. .
2 He’s already offered Simone some cake. 3 There’s the place – I got married there. (where)
a) ............................................................................. There’s .................................................................. .
b) ............................................................................. 4 ‘You broke my bike,’ Ian said to Helen. (accused)
3 We’ll give a coat to James. Ian ......................................................................... .
a) .............................................................................
b) ............................................................................. 6 Translate the sentences into your language.
1 All customers will have their money refunded by
Impersonal & infinitive forms the end of the day.
3 Correct the errors in the sentences. One sentence .................................................................................
is correct. 2 After the thief had broken into the house, he stole
It is thinking that consumers are becoming more the jewellery.
demanding. thought .................................................................................
1 The store is rumour to be closing down. 3 He was accused of breaking the item, but he
…………………… denied that he’d done it.
2 It is belief that people are spending more than last .................................................................................
year. …………………… 4 I’m having lunch with my friend tomorrow.
3 The thief is reporting to have stolen over €600 from .................................................................................
the shop. ……………………

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