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Direct/Indirect Objects In The Passive

Rewrite the active sentences containing two objects to a passive

sentence. There are two possible answers for each sentence.

When finished, identify the direct and indirect objects.

1. I lent a pencil to Graham

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2. Fiona told the truth to Julian

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3. They offered the job to Simon

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4. The boss showed the new computer to Anna

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5. Julie taught the grammar to the students

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6. I sent the email to John

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7. Lucy threw the ball to the child

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8. Sophia sold the car to a doctor

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9. I asked the question to David

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10.John gave a bar of chocolate to Jill

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Answers

1. Graham was lent a pencil (by me). A pencil was lent to Graham (by me).

2. Julian was told the truth (by Fiona). The truth was told to Julian (by Fiona).

3. Simon was offered the job (by them). The job was offered to Simon (by them).

4. Anna was shown the new computer (by the boss). The new computer was

shown to Anna (by the boss).

3. The students were taught the grammar (by Julie). The grammar was taught to

the students (by Julie).

6. John was sent the email (by me). The email was sent to John (by me).

7. The child was thrown the ball (by Lucy). The ball was thrown to the child (by

Lucy).

8. A doctor was sold the car (by Sophia). The car was sold to a doctor (by

Sophia).

9. David was asked the question (by me). The question was asked to David (by

me).

10. Jill was given a bar of chocolate (by John). A bar of chocolate was given to Jill

(by John).