More fun with active and passive voice

Should you always use the active voice? Not necessarily. Sometimes, the passive voice is better.

The sentences below are written in the passive voice. Decide whether they should remain that way or be rewritten in the active voice as suggested.

1. The game was won by the Senators with a two-point lead.
2. I only bought the car because I was given bad advice.
3. The birthday was celebrated by the family at a fine Italian restaurant.
4. The lights were dimmed just in time for the surprise.
5. Thomas King’s Medicine River was published in 1989.
6. Your greens must be eaten.
7. Carbon dioxide—the topic of my lecture—is produced by all living organisms.
8. A four-course meal was showcased on the table d’hôte menu.