Solutions for: App 403 / Passive (Present and Past) (2)

Let's practise the passive tense in the present and past!
We use the passive tense when the person doing the action is not important in the sentence. So an active sentence: Jo feeds the cat turns into a passive sentence: The cat is fed (by Jo).
The passive is also used in formal or factual writing or simply for style!

Passive Present: Use the verb "to be" with the past participle or 3rd form of the verb. For example: The ball is lost.
Passive Past Simple: Use the past of the verb "to be" with the past participle or 3rd form of the verb. For example: The ball was lost.
Passive Present Perfect: The ball has been lost.
Past Continuous: The ball is being lost.
The soup ______ stirred until bubbles appear.

Solution:
is
The house was ______ last February.

Solution:
sold
Last week my friend ______ met at the airport by his exchange family.

Solution:
was
Street dogs are __________ to the nearest animal shelter.

Solution:
taken
How is Karl? -He has just been __________ medicine to help him get better.

Solution:
given
The window ______ broken yesterday night.

Solution:
was
This morning the children ______ told to wait outside.

Solution:
were
______ your teeth brushed now?

Solution:
Are
The new president ______ elected last Monday.

Solution:
was
A lot of cheese ______ produced in France every day.

Solution:
is
Shoes ______ taken off in mosques.

Solution:
are
In the olden days animals ______ kept in the same house the family lived in.

Solution:
were
This piece of music was ______ by Mozart.

Solution:
written
My bedroom is ______ painted this week.

Solution:
being
Apples have been ______ on the family farm for centuries.

Solution:
grown