Passive Voice: Self-Tests

The self-tests listed below consist of 5 sentences each. These tests will give you practice in recognizing and correcting the passive voice. If you can change passive to active voice on these tests, you should be able to edit your own work for instances of the passive voice. The best solution is not always obvious, so take your time. Before taking a self-test, please carefully study the passive voice lesson.

Self-Test #1

Self-Test #2

Self-Test #3

Self-Test #4

Self-Test #5

When you have completed the self-tests for each of the topical areas (i.e., wordiness, passive voice, and punctuation), please take one or more of the comprehensive self-tests to evaluate your overall writing skills. We also request that you complete the short “Exit Questionnaire.”