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In each of the following sentences there is a word
that is underlined. For each underlined word write
EITHER another word OR a phrase that is SIMILAR
The abandoned house was destroyed by fire.
23. Since the meeting terminated earlier than we
expected, we went to the mall.
24. My parents commute to and from work by bus
25. "This is the beginning of a very long journey," our
In the spaces below, write the APPROPRIATE form
of the word in CAPITAL LETTERS to correctly com-
plete EACH sentence. Remember to spell correctly.
What is the height of this building?
26. SPLENDID We were amazed by the __________
of the President's gardens.
27. RELATIONS It is very important that parents
and their children have very good
28. WEIGH The ___________ of an object is very
often confused with its mass.
Underline the word in the brackets that correctly
completes EACH sentence.
Mrs. Lee was presented with a plaque in (mem-
ory, recognition) of her dedicated service to her
company for over twenty five years.
29. The watch I bought is (authentic, waterproof)
so I don't have to worry about getting it wet.
30. The Government is encouraging people to grow
vegetables in their backyard gardens for their
own (consumption, production).
In the following sentences there are TWO (2)
PUNCTUATION MARKS missing.
Insert the MISSING PUNCTUATION MARKS to cor-
rectly complete EACH of the following sentences.
You DO NOT have to rewrite the sentences.
Look out ! shouted Mr. Singh.
"Look out !" shouted Mr. Singh.
31. Isn't Raymond going to Tobago?
32. "I don't know where else to
look! mother exclaimed,
seem to find my car keys
33. "Be careful" Martha shouted
"that branch is very weak."
34. "Have you finished doing your
homework" mother asked, "it
is time to go to bed.
35.I do not believe Jim" said
"he has lied to me
several times before."
SECTION III - COMPREHENSION
Read the poem very carefully 2-3 times and then
answer the questions that follow.
Continued on the next page
B. The Active and Passive Voices
Sentences are written either in the Active or Pas-
sive Voice. The Active Voice is seen in sentences
where the verbs are transitive, that is, situations
where the Subjects take an Object.
(S1) "The fisherman caught a huge fish (Object)
far out in the ocean. (Extension)
On the other hand, in the Passive Voice, there is a re-
arrangement in the sentence in which the Direct Ob-
ject of a Transitive Verb becomes the Subject of
(S2) "A huge fish was caught by the fisherman
far out in the ocean."
N.B. (a) The meaning of (S1) and (S2) is the same,
with "by" being used to show who had performed
the action of "catching". The extension "far out in
the ocean" is not changed.
Practice Exercise #4:-
Now, using the example in (S2), above, change the
following sentences which are in the Active Voice
into the Passive Voice.
1. Many people love spicy food.
2. The customers had bought out all of the man's
produce before three p.m.
3. The coach will present a fitting award to the
most successful athlete of the year.
4. Mummy will write a letter to her favourite sister
who lives in Canada.
5. Sheldon recently lent his bicycle to his friend,
6. Karen's grandmother had made some tasty
home made ice cream for Karen's sixteenth
7. The boys were bouncing the large ball in the
8. Shivanie had met many of her friends at the an-
nual school's marathon.
9. Delia was slicing the vegetables for the salad.
10. The performers will do a dramatic presentation
for our Graduation.
NOW, WE DO THE OPPOSITE
Practice Exercise #5:-
Change the following sentences into the Active
Voice. (Remember, the Subject of these sentences
now return to their original position, that is, as Ob-
jects in the new sentences)
(S1) Our gym teacher (Subject) is loved by all
the standard five students.
(S2) All the standard five students love our gym
1. The wounded passenger had been brought to
the hospital by the ambulance.
2. The news is being given by the announcer at
seven p.m. sharp.
3. The most number of wickets had been taken by
Jerome Tailor on that particular day.
4. The same type of uniform is worn by most po-
licemen, each day
5. A delicious lunch will be served to the invited
guests by the hosts of Richard's birthday party.
6. The race has always been run by the top ath-
letes, in record time.
7. The results of the recent tests will soon be an-
nounced by the Principal.
8. Many turtles had been seen by the visitors on
the beach at Grand Riviere.
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