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Rewrite the sentence, instead of using ‘somebody’ or ‘they’, write a passive sentence:
When we got to the stadium we found that they had cancelled the game.
When we got to the stadium, we found that _______________________.
A) ………. We found that the game is cancelled.
B) ………. We found that the game has been cancelled.
C) ………. We found that the game was cancelled.
D) ………. We found that the game had been cancelled.

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Hint:Passive sentence is a sentence in which the subject does not perform the action of the verb. The action of the verb is done to the subject.

Complete answer:
Option A) ………. We found that the game is cancelled – is an incorrect answer because when we convert active into passive sentences, we must carefully understand what is performing the action expressed in the verb. However, the use of ‘………. We found that the game is cancelled’ is incorrect and this is an incorrect answer.
Option B) ………. We found that the game has been cancelled – is an incorrect answer because when we convert the active into passive sentence, passive sentence should always be in past participle form or tense. Here, ‘has been’ is the present perfect tense and we cannot use this in the passive voice. Thus, this is an incorrect answer.
Option C) ………. We found that the game was cancelled – is an incorrect answer because the use of ‘was’ is in the past tense. However, the use of ‘was’ is inappropriate in the blank. Thus, this is an incorrect answer.
Option D) ………. We found that the game had been cancelled – is the correct answer because ‘had been’ is used with the past perfect and past perfect progressive and is used to describe an action completed in the recent past. Thus, this is the most appropriate answer and is the correct answer.

Hence, the correct answer is Option ‘ D’.

Note:Rule to be followed to convert active into passive sentence, the places of subject and object will be interchanged in the sentence, only the 3rd form of the verb or past participle will be used as the main verb in passive voice. So, Option D is the most appropriate answer as compared to any other option because it follows the rules of the passive voice.