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Rewrite all of the following sentences so they are in the active voice. Some sentences could contain more than one passive verb; correct them all.

Convicted murderer Jonathan Walters was walked to the electric chair at 5 a.m. in the company of the warden.

Iowa’s state lottery bill was approved by the Senate in a close vote taken this morning.

Early Thanksgiving morning, it was discovered by workers that the food program’s supply of bread had been eaten by mice.

The sprinters were congratulated by an ecstatic crowd as they ran a victory lap.

The Montgomery Avenue sink hole was finally repaired today by county employees after extended work delays.

Sharp Elementary School Principal Ellen Hayes said her school failed to meet state education requirements because she was continually undermined by the teacher’s union

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    Convicted murderer Jonathan Walters was walked to the electric chair at 5 a.m. in the company of the warden.

    The convicted murderer Jonathan Walters were walked to the electric chamber at 5 a.m by the company of warden.

    The sprinters were congratulated by an ecstatic crowd as they ran a victory lap.

    The sprinter were congratulated as the run a victory lap.

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    was walked = passive

    were congratulated = passive

    You have not corrected them.

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    Read and study the information here:

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/539/05/

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    The sprinters were congratulated by an ecstatic crowd as they ran a victory lap.

    The sprinter were congratulate by ecstatic crowd as they run a victory lap.

    Convicted murderer Jonathan Walters was walked to the electric chair at 5 a.m. in the company of the warden.

    The convicted murderer Jonathan Walters were walk to the electric chamber at 5 a.m by the company of warden.

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    You clearly haven't studied and understood the information in the linked webpage.

    When a sentence is in ACTIVE voice, the SUBJECT is doing the ACTION.

    So ask yourself these questions:

    Who did the congratulating?
    Who did the walking?

    Part of the "trick" to getting rid of passive voice is to get the "to be" verb forms out of the verb phrase.

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    You obviously haven't read Writeacher's explanation nor the web site she posted for you.

    If you're not going to follow the tutors' suggestions, there's no reason for you to post questions here.

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    Iowa’s state lottery bill was approved by the Senate in a close vote taken this morning.

    The Iowa's state lottery bill was approve by the senate in a close vote this morning

    The Montgomery Avenue sink hole was finally repaired today by county employees after extended work delays.

    The Montgomery Avenue sink hole was finally repair today by county employees after extended work delays.

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    Hi there,
    i am looking at the website, i didn't see writeacher wrote a site for me to review it so please is not that i am not following instruction.

    Afranko

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    Read that linked webpage carefully. Do you understand what the arrows are indicating? They indicate the reversal of words, so that the "actors" become the subjects and the receivers of the action become the direct object.

    http://awwapp.com/s/5d/19/0c.html

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    If that drawing is too small, click to make it full screen.

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    The sprinter were congratulate by ecstatic crowd as they run a victory lap.

    The ecstatic crowd congratulate the sprinters as the run a victory lap.

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    Change the verbs to "congratulated" and "ran" (as in the original sentence), and this one will be correct.

    Now try the others.

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    If you post more on this particular set of sentences, be sure to start a new post. I'll never find this one again!

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    10. Sharp Elementary School Principal Ellen Hayes said her school failed to meet state education requirements because she was continually undermined by the teacher’s union.

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