Omitting the Doer (by phrase) Active: Some translators have translated that book into many languages Passive: That book has been translated into many languages
Change the following sentences into passive • They have arrested him for shoplifting. • People in Chile speak Spanish. • They are repairing your car now. • Solar power drives this car. • The Chinese invented paper. He has been arrested for shoplifting. Spanish is spoken in Chile. Your car is being repaired now. This car is driven by solar power. Paper was invented by the Chinese.
They do not sell stamps in bookshops. • Somebody will tell you where to go. • Philip Kotler wrote the marketing management book. • The company has imported new computers from Japan. • The personnel manager is still considering your application. Stamps are not sold in bookshops. You will be told where to go. The marketing management book was written by Philip Kotler. New computers have been imported by the company from Japan Your application is still being considered by the personnel manager.