Active and Passive Voice Practice

Active or passive? Young grammarians identify the voice in a series of sentences and then rewrite those in passive voice.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a pre-test to measure individual's level of understanding or as a practice set
  • The worksheets could be used with adult language learners as well
Pros

  • Examples of both active and passive constructions are included
Cons

  • No explanation is offered for why active voice is preferred or for when passive voice should be used
  • The sentences are not particularly engaging