Level A

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Weekly exercise L49_2


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Some people felt the earthquake in surrounding areas.

The earthquake was felt by some people in surrounding areas.

Small spots have produced weak responses

Weak responses have been produced by small spots.

He hit the wall several times

The wall was hit several times.

On sait que le verbe est au passé (prétérit) car s'il avait été au présent il se serait terminé avec le "s" de la 3ème personne du singulier. Il s'agit donc d'un verbe irrégulier. Il aurait pu avoir sa place dans les verbes irréguliers de base.

Remarquez aussi que lorsque le sujet de la phrase active est un pronom, il disparaît généralement à la voix passive.

The author prefers the new presentation

The new presentation is preferred by the author.

A child could have rephrased this sentence

This sentence could have been rephrased by a child.

Manchester United employs more than 400 people.

More than 400 people are employed by Manchester United

My mother must clean the car.

The car must be cleaned by my mother.

Sports fans have enjoyed their success.

Their success has been enjoyed by sports fans.

The scientists were watching the twister.

The twister was being watched by the scientists.

The neighbour's dog had bitten my hand

My hand had been bitten by the neighbour's dog.