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Why use passive verbs

Language in context

There are 5 passive verbs in the following passage.

Read the passage, and use words from it to complete the exercise below.

Profit which is earned by a listed company on the stock exchange may be utilised in two different ways. The company may pay dividends to stockholders or may reinvest the profit. Both choices are related to each other and need to be based on what is called the dividend policy.

Type (or copy and paste) each passive verb from the passage above into its corresponding box below. Check your answer, then go on to the next question.

  1. First passive verb:
  2. Second passive verb:
  3. Third passive verb:
  4. Fourth passive verb:
  5. Fifth passive verb:
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