Grammar

The Passive in Subordinate Clauses Exercise 1

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Make the passive:
1. I want someone to love me.
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2. It seems that someone cleaned the office on Tuesday.
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3. Amy thinks that someone is reading to her son.
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4. I don’t like people seeing me in my pyjamas.
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5. My little niece loves people chasing her.
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6. I understand that someone hit Greg.
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7. Is it the case that someone sent the report on time?
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8. We avoided people seeing us.
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9. I think that someone built the house in 1814.
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10. I understand that someone fired John.
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11. I like someone looking after me when I’m ill.
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12. She hates people laughing at her.
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13. It seems that someone lost the papers.
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14. He thinks that someone is teasing Lucy.
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15. I hope someone will examine me soon.
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16. John would like someone to promote him.
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17. The cat enjoys someone tickling him.
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18. They claim that someone stole the money.
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19. We imagined that the storm damaged the car.
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20. I believe that some is preparing food.
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1. I want to be loved!
2. It seems that the office was cleaned on Tuesday.
3. Amy thinks that her son is being read to.
4. I don’t like being seen in my pyjamas.
5. My little niece loves being chased.
6. I understand that Greg was hit.
7. Is it the case that the report was sent on time?
8. We avoided being seen.
9. I think that the house was built in 1814.
10. I understand that John was fired.
11. I like being looked after when I’m ill.
12. She hates being laughed at.
13. It seems that the papers were lost.
14. He thinks that Lucy is being teased.
15. I hope to be examined soon.
16. John would like to be promoted.
17. The cat enjoys being tickled.
18. They claim that the money was stolen.
19. We imagined that the car was damaged by the storm.
20. I believe that food is being prepared.

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