Posted by: crisdiaz24 | November 20, 2010

THE PASSIVE

PASSIVE SENTENCES

1.     They think the Nigerian president will choose a new cabinet soon.

2.    They think that the Irish crisis will spread from Ireland across the E.U.

3.    They report that the toxic red sludge[1] in Hungary has reached the River Danube.

4.    They expect the Irish Republic will accept a “very substantial loan” as part of an EU-backed bail-out[2].

5.    They say that Prince William got engaged to Kate Middleton in Kenya in October.

6.    They report that Hong-Kong has just diagnosed the first bird flu case in seven years.

7.    They report that the Italian police have arrested a fugitive mafia boss who had been on the run for 14 years.

8.    They expect Prince William will get married at St Paul’s Cathedral.


[1] soft wet earth or a substance that looks like this. Lodo, fango.

[2] to help a person or organization that is in difficulty, usually by giving or lending them money. Rescate.

KEY

1. It is thought that the Nigerian President will choose a new cabinet soon.

The Nigerian President is thought to choose a new cabinet soon.

2. It is thought that the Irish crisis will spread from Ireland across the EU.

The Irish crisis is thought to spread from Ireland across the EU.

3. It is reported that the toxic red sludge in Hungary has reached the River danube.

The toxic red sludge in Hungary is reported to have reached the River danube.

4. It is expected that the Irish Republic will accept a “very substantial loan” as part of an EU-backed bailout.

The Irish Republic is expected to accept a “very substantial loan” as part of an EU-backed bailout.

5. It is said that Prince William got engaged to Kate Middleton in Kenya in October.

Prince William is said to have got engaged to kate Middleton in Kenya in October.

6. It is reported that Hong-Kong has just diagnosed the first bird flu case in seven years.

Hong-Kong is reported to have just diagnosed the first bird flu case in seven years.

7. It is reported that the Italian police have arrested a fugitive mafia boss who had been on the run for 14 years.

The Italian police are reported to have arrested a fugitive mafia boss who had been on the run for 14 years.

8. It is expected that Prince William will get married at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Prince William is expected to get married at St Paul’s Cathedral.



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