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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 box the correct sentences in the correct form. Then state whether they are active, middle or passive by putting a, m or p after the word in he box, e.g. for the middle use of he verb "change", write: .

break, close, develop, end, give

1. When the film (1) everyone was crying.

2. He (2) the door quietly and walked off down the street.

3. After the election, the new government promised they would provide millions of dollars to (3) new industries.

4. I don't really like this sofa. It (4) too much and I prefer something firmer.

5. His leg (5) in two places as a result of the accident, and he couldn't walk for three months.

6. At first the demonstration was peaceful but then fighting started and (6) into running battles with the police.

7. This ring (7) to me by my mother and to her by her mother.

8. All the shops in this town (8) at 1.00 on Wednesdays.

9. Johnson has (9) the world 100 metre record for the second time this year.

10. She decided to (10) her marriage after she found out about her husband's affair.

11. When she poured the hot water into the glass it suddenly (11) .

12. The new study plan (12) by the teachers and the students together.

13. The game (13) early by the referee when it started snowing.

14. I (14) my son a new computer for his birthday last week.

15. This gate must (15) after use to keep animals out.