Use this exercise to test your understanding of long, short, finite and non-finite passives.
Identify the passive or active construction in each sentence or underlined part of a sentence and copy the words active, passive, long, short, finite or infinite into the answer window. For example:
"My homework was eaten by the dog." requires the answer: long finite passive. It is a long passive because there is an agent (by-phrase; by the dog); it is finite because the verb is finite See the glossary definition ; it is in the passive voice (was eaten).
You can get some feedback on each correct answer by clicking on the red square. Make sure you have consulted the passive page, the passive examples page, the non-finite passives page and the examples in the glossary (search for 'passive').