15 February 2013

**ACTIVE & PASSIVE, Feb. 15th, 2013**



Use the verb with the base ring in two different sentences. Sentence 1 should be in the active voice; sentence 2 should reword the sentence to the passive voice.

16 comments:

YOSUA ENGL140. said...

In Christmas time, I ring the door knocker with a wreath of holly.

In Christmas time, the door knocker is ringed with a wreath of holly.

Zeinab140 said...

The next door neighbor is ringing the door bell.
The door is being ringed by the next door neighbor.

Veronica Baig said...

YOSUA:Yes--but you have a preposition error;-)
ZEINAB: Sentence 1 is good; the second one has a verb form error;-)

Zeinab140 said...

The door is being rung by the next door neighbor.

JaneRoSser said...

The chef rang the bell when the order was up.

The waitress knew the order was ready by the ringing of the bell.

YOSUA ENGL140. said...

On Christmas time, I ring the door knocker with a wreath of holly.

On Christmas time, the door knocker is ringed with a wreath of holly.

Alexey said...

Alexey ENGL140

Green hills ring round the city.
My mother lives in the city that is ringed round with hills.

Veronica Baig said...

ZEINAB:That's better:-)
JANE:Sentence 1 is good, but the other one is also the active voice;-)
YOSUA:You've identified the problem, but that's still not the correct preposition;-)
ALEXEY: The verbs are good , but in both sentences there is a word you need to omit;-)

Alexey said...

Alexey ENGL140

Green hills ring the city.
My mother lives in the city that is ringed with hills.

Veronica Baig said...

ALEXEY: Yes--"around" is totally redundant in those sentences:-)

George M140 said...

Steve gave the ring to Marie.

Marie was given Steve's ring.

Kenneth said...

I heard a ringing in my ear after my niece screamed in fright.

A ringing in my ear could be heard after my niece screamed in fright.

Peggy Ronning said...


1# Tom is going to ring the bell on Christmas Day.

2# The bell is going to be rung on Christmas Day by Tom.

Veronica Baig said...

GEORGE:You have used "ring" as a noun instead of as a verb:-(
KENNETH: You need to use "ring" as a verb, not as a noun:-(
PEGGY: Good sentences:-)

George M140 said...

Cedric rang the bell.

The bell was rung by Cedric.

Veronica Baig said...

GEORGE: Thank you:-)