Hypothetical Events Worksheet 4

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The exercises you have done in our previous hypothetical future worksheets on this website have been in the active voice. It is actully more common to use the passive voice when writing about hypothetical future events.

Look at these examples.  Then complete the second sentence of each set below, using the passive voice:

Active: If professors are to teach college subjects well, they must give good examples and clear explanations.
Passive: If college subjects are to be taught well, professors must give good examples and clear explanations.

1a. (Active) If we are to accept change, we must have a sense of community.
1b. (Passive) If change . . .  , we must have a sense of community.

2a. (Active) If we are to protect the environment, we must feel included and involved.
2b. (Passive) If the environment  . . .  , we must feel included and involved.

3a. (Active) If we are to regard the environment as a priority, organizations must work together.
3b. (Passive) If the environment  . . .  , organizations must work together.

4a. (Active) Understanding history is essential if we are to make decisions about the future.
4b. (Passive) Understanding history is essential if decisions about the future  . . .   .

5a. (Active) The past must be recognized if communities are to influence decision makers.
5b. (Passive) The past must be recognized if decision makers . . . by communities.

ANSWERS:

1b. If change is to be accepted, we must have a sense of community.

2b. If the environment  is to be protected, we must feel included and involved.

3b. If the environment is to be regarded as a priority, organizations must work together.

4b. Understanding history is essential if decisions about the future  are to be made.

5b. The past must be recognized if decision makers are to be influenced by communities.

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