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Grammar - information and contents

There are many verbs in English which can be used in the active, middle or passive (see the teacher's page). Look at these verbs and put them in the correct sentences in the correct form. Then state whether they are active, middle or passive by putting a, m or p after the sentence.

change, drive, feel, increase, return 

1. The government has ________________ tax on cigarettes and alcohol.

2. The explosion was so powerful it could ________________ up to two miles away.

3. After he came out of prison I could see that he had ________________ a great deal.

4. I ________________ the car from London to Paris in six hours last week.

5. I have to ________________  these books tomorrow or I'll get a fine.

6. I ________________ my head and found blood coming from a cut caused by the fall.

7. She ________________ home by the police after they had questioned her.

8. When everyone has gone and you've locked up, make sure that the keys ________________ to the security cupboard.

9. John decided to ________________ his name from Smith to Jones.

10. Last month inflation ________________ from 1% to 1.5%.

11. When I finished my last exam I ________________ fantastic.

12. When Adrian came back from holiday he found that the locks had ________________ and he couldn't get in to his house.

13. I can't wait for the warm weather to ________________.

14. My new car ________________ beautifully.

15. My salary ________________ by the company after I threatened to leave and get a new job.

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