Portuguese activity, aimed at eighth grade students, about passive verbs. How about analyzing this verbal voice in the text about the Mahogany? For this, answer the proposed questions!
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One of the most coveted and valued woods in the world, mahogany is called “Amazon's green gold”. Its seeds also have a high sale value. Mahogany can reach 40 meters in height and its wood is reddish-brown in color, a little heavy and much sought after for the manufacture of furniture, decorative objects and musical instruments sophisticated.
To avoid overexploitation and, with it, the extinction of the species, mechanisms were created to control the extraction of mahogany and other tropical trees. All wood sold must have a certificate of its origin, showing that it was taken from areas that follow strict environmental standards, and not illegally extracted from the forest.
“Ciência Hoje das Crianças” magazine.
Edition 253. Available in:
Question 1 - Identify the passage that presents the passive voice:
( ) “[…] mahogany is called 'Amazon green gold'.”
( ) "Your seeds also have a high sale value."
( ) “Mahogany can reach 40 meters in height […]”
Question 2 - Highlight the passive verb in the period below:
"To avoid overexploitation and, with it, the extinction of the species, mechanisms were created to control the extraction of mahogany and other tropical trees."
Question 3 - The verb in the passive voice highlighted above expresses:
( ) an action.
( ) a state.
( ) a feature.
Question 4 – In the passage “[…] it was removed from areas that follow strict environmental standards […]”, the subject of the verb in the passive voice refers to:
Question 5 - In the excerpt “[…] and not extracted illegally of the forest.”, the underlined adverb adds to the verb in the passive voice a circumstance of:
( ) quite.
( ) place.
( ) mode.
By Denyse Lage Fonseca
Graduated in Languages and specialist in distance education.