Quiz playing is a wonderful way to increase your knowledge of English as a Second Language. Remember that all of our ESL quizzes have titles that are both friendly and technical at the same time… In the case of this quiz you might like to tell your friends about “How It’s Written” but no doubt your teachers will talk about the “Passive Voice quiz”! If you hear a technical term and you want to find a quiz about the subject then just look through the list of quiz titles until you find what you need.
You will probably have noticed, quite often, problems with English ... how it's spoken, and how it's written, may not always seem to match.
This time, though, we are looking at the present-tense use of the passive voice of verbs. Your own language may be one where you can readily say, 'people make money' or 'someone is frying garlic' (using a word like 'on' in French or 'man' in German) - but where we might more naturally use a passive verb to say 'money is made' or 'garlic is being fried'.
See how you cope with these passive verbs!