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Rewriting Passive Verbs as Active & Active as Passive
Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities

A. Directions: Rewrite each of the following sentences in active voice.

1. Not a word was spoken.

2. A resolute-looking man in authority was summoned out by the guard.
3. No prayers were said.
4. Her arms were bound to her sides with sashes and handkerchiefs.
5. When I was clear of the house, a black muffler was drawn tightly over my mouth from behind, and my arms were pinioned.
B. Directions: Rewrite each of the following sentences in passive voice. 

1. A mixed guard of soldiers and patriots held the gate.

2. Fears for the brother, who so little deserved her affection, too much occupied her at the time.
3. I think Heaven sent you to me.
4. Although they sat with doors and windows open, the heat overpowered them.
5. The public prosecutor accused Charles Evremonde, called Darnay, as an emigrant, whose life was forfeit to the Republic, under the decree which banished all emigrants on pain of Death.