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Sentences in Active and Passive Voice Here are examples of sentences written in both the active voice and the passive voice, with the active voice sentence appearing first:

At dinner, six shrimp were eaten by Harry. (passive)

The savannah is roamed by beautiful giraffes. (passive)

The flat tire was changed by Sue. (passive)

A movie is going to be watched by us tonight. (passive)

The obstacle course was run by me in record time. (passive)

The entire stretch of highway was paved by the crew. (passive)

The novel was read by Mom in one day. (passive)

A scathing review was written by the critic. (passive)

The house will be cleaned by me every Saturday. (passive)

A safety video will be watched by the staff every year. (passive)

The application for a new job was faxed by her. (passive)

The entire house was painted by Tom. (passive)

The students’ questions are always answered by the teacher. (passive)

That piece is really enjoyed by the choir. (passive)

By whom were you taught to ski? (passive)

The whole suburb was destroyed by the forest fire. (passive)

The treaty is being signed by the two kings. (passive)

Every night the office is vacuumed and dusted by the cleaning crew. (passive)

Money was generously donated to the homeless shelter by Larry. (passive)

My sales ad was not responded to by anyone. (passive)