1. The book report will be given by Mary to the class.
    Reconstruct the sentence in the passive form.
    a) Mary will be giving a book report to the class.
    b) Mary will give a book report to the class.

Which one would you choose? The passive form is (be)+past participle but to me a) also sounds correct?

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    You've got things mixed up. The original sentence is already in a passive-voice construction. Meanwhile, the two rephrased versions are active-voice constructions. – Jason Bassford May 7 at 5:07
  • Neither a) nor b) are written in the passive voice. The original sentence is in the passive, you cannot rewrite a sentence in the passive if it's already in that voice. – Mari-Lou A May 7 at 6:52

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