Past participles in composition: Activity 1

His report, published yesterday, demands fundamental changes in the way safety is regulated in the North Sea. →

His report was published yesterday. It demands fundamental changes in the way safety is regulated in the North Sea.

Invented in the late sixties, the melotron used a complicated system of loop tape recordings to achieve an effect similar to sampling. →

The melotron was invented in the late sixties. It used a complicated system of loop tape recordings to achieve an effect similar to sampling.

Asked whether he would accept the Everton job if he were offered it, he replied: “I never comment on hypothetical situations.” →

He was asked whether he would accept the Everton job if he were offered it. He replied: “I never comment on hypothetical situations.”

Out of a sample of 232 accidents in 1982-3, 73 per cent were non-major, reported through the indirect B176 system via the DHSS. →

Out of a sample of 232 accidents in 1982-3, 73 per cent were non-major. They were reported through the indirect B176 system via the DHSS.

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