Worksheets: Solutions

Übungsblatt „Verlaufsform im Passiv“

Übung 6

  1. A lot of new houses are being built in our town.
  2. Are new trees being planted in the woods?
  3. New cars are not being bought at the moment.
  4. A piano was being played at the back of the house.
  5. A lot of cars are being stolen nowadays.
  6. Was dinner being served when you arrived?
  7. My car was not being repaired.
  8. Is the roof being repaired?
  9. Was the Queen being photographed a lot?
  10. All the nice food I made is not being eaten!

Übung 7

  1. is being interviewed
  2. were already being cleared
  3. as still being dug
  4. were being broken into
  5. are they being asked
  6. are being opened
  7. was just being welcomed
  8. are being changed
  9. are being paid for
  10. are being held


Übungsblatt „Das gerund als Subjekt und Objekt des Satzes“

Übung 12

Zeile 1: love lying, getting up

Zeile 3: skiing

Zeile 4: skiing

Zeile 5: listening

Zeile 8: learning

Die anderen -ing Formen sind keine gerunds, sondern Teil einer present-progressive-Form!

Übung 13

  1. I love living in Montana.
  2. Tomorrow I’m going to start learning to ride a horse.
  3. I can imagine going to school on my horse.
  4. Driving a car is boring.

Übung 14

  1. I had often imagined living in California.
  2. I love swimming in the sea and surfing.
  3. Living in Kansas is not very exciting.
  4. I didn’t think that I would mind moving house.
  5. But leaving your friends is much more difficult than I expected.


Übungsblatt „Das Passiv bei Verben mit Präpositionen“

Übung 26

  1. The Grand Canyon was carved out by the Colorado River.
  2. The land was lived on by tribes of Native Americans before Europeans moved there.
  3. The environment is looked after by the National Park.
  4. The land has not been built on much by developers.
  5. The canyon has been flown over and driven through.
  6. It must have been dreamt about by anybody who has seen it once.

Übung 27

  1. a) Pronomen/Subjekt, b) Adjektiv, c) gerund/Objekt
  2. a) Nomen/Subjekt, b) Possessivbegleiter/Objekt, c) Objekt/-ing-Form
  3. a) Nomen/Subjekt, b) past participle (Teil des Verbs), c) adverbiale Bestimmung des Ortes


  1. They have always been bad at driving.
  2. My friends are worried abouts us not feeling well at school.
  3. Bagels were being sold as I arrived at the café.

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