1 was published, 2 was repaired, 3 are you being served, 4 have been built, 5 was stolen, 6 was shipped, 7 is being repaired, 8 was founded, 9 were ordered, 10 has been brewed, 11 will be broadcast, 12 is being renovated
1 is being installed, 2 were made, 3 had to be / needed to be demolished, 4 may be copied/is allowed to be copied, 5 had to / needed to be fired, 6 could not be carried out, 7 are being loaded, 8 may not be exported / are not allowed to be exported, 9 was being repaired, 10 will be prosecuted, 11 cannot be exchanged, 12 were being cleaned, 13 were informed, 14 is being translated, 15 were not allowed to be deported
1 to be found, 2 to solve, 3 to be hoped, 4 to lose / to be lost, 5 to be understood, 6 to be done / to do
1 The reservation / booking was confirmed yesterday. / Yesterday …
2 The invoice has to be paid / must be / needs to be paid before 1 May / May 1 / 1st May / May 1st.
3 The contract is being translated into German at the moment / right now. / At the moment …
4 The deadline could not be met.
5 The rents may not be raised / increased. / The rents are not allowed to be …
6 Recently / Lately / Of late a lot of / many banks have been robbed. / A lot of … recently / lately/of late.
7 The agreement was signed last month. / Last month …
8 This method is not to be recommended.
9 All his real estate / property had to be / needed to be sold.
10 We have never been asked for advice.
11 These holiday cottages were built last year. / Last year …
12 I have been told / I was told (that) he lost / has lost a lot of money / much money at the stock exchange / stock market.
13 Are you being served?
14 While the brochures were being printed, we discovered / found some / a few mistakes / errors.
15 For years these parts / components have been made in Malaysia. / … in Malaysia for years.
16 She has been asked / was asked to apply.
17 There is no time to lose / to be lost.
18 The key was nowhere to be found.
19 A demonstration will be held tomorrow. / Tomorrow a demonstration …
20 It is to be expected that VAT will be raised / increased next year. / … that next year VAT will …
21 Why were these asylum seekers not allowed to be deported?/Why weren’t these asylum seekers allowed to be deported?
22 The concert had to be / needed to be postponed because the singer was ill/sick.
23 Reduced items cannot be exchanged.
24 This toilet/lavatory cannot be used because it is being cleaned.
25 A sick employee may not be dismissed/sacked/fired./ … is not allowed to be dismissed/ …
1 is being designed: The passive continuous must be used when an action is going on.
2 have been made: If something (making chips) started in the past and is still going on in the present, the present perfect tense of the passive must be used.
3 were fired: If there is an indication of past time in a sentence, the past tense of the passive must be used.
5 was being loaded: The passive continuous must be used when an action was going on.
6 was founded: If there is an indication of past time in a sentence, the past tense of the passive must be used.
7 to understand: after an adjective (hard) the active infinitive must be used.
1 are (After ‘a number of’ a plural verb form is used.), 2 are, 3 been, 4 were, 5 been, 6 was, 7 been, 8 was, 9 being, 10 are, 11 been, 12 is, 13 be, 14 has, 15 be (nummer ontbrak in de eerste editie)