Change of Voice

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Passive Construction

In grammar, voice refers to the form of a verb that show whether the subject of a sentence perform the action (the active voice) or is affected by is (the passive voice).

Nikhil wrote a letter – A letter was written by Nikhil.

How to passive an active voice sentence:

Rule 1 – Put the object in the place of the subject and the subject in the place of the object.

Active – Nikhil wrote a letter

Passive – A letter was written by Nikhil

Rule 2 – According to the tense and the subject convert the given verb into its past particle form as shown in the examples below –

Rule 3Use Action III

Note – Ignore following unimportant subject during passive voice – like – someone, somebody, everyone, everybody, none, nobody, anyone, anybody, none, we the people, all of them, all people, all etc.

Eg. – They repair mobiles here.

Passive – Mobiles are repaired here

Modals in Passive voice

Sub + modal + vI + object

Passive – object + modal + be + vIII + agent

Eg. – Sonu      can                   do                    dance

            Sub      modal verb I                object

Passive- Dance  can                be                    done by                       Sonu

            Ob as sub        modal                          vIII                              sub as ob  

Passive voice of Phrasal Verbs:

Eg. A bus ran over the bitch.

P. Voice – The bitch was run over by a bus.

Imperative Sentence:

A – vI + object

B – Don’t + vI + ob.

Passive – (A) – Let + ob + be + vIII

               (B) – Let + ob + not + be + vIII

Eg. – Do it

Passive – let it be done.

Eg. – Do not touch me.

Passive – Let I not be touched.

Emotion or Exclamatory Sentences

A.V. – Bravo! They had won a  match.

P. Voice – Bravo! The match had been won (by  them)

Passive Voice in case of Quasi – Passive Verbs:

Eg.   Mango Tastes Sweet

Passive – Mango is sweet when it is tasted.

Drill --

  • The past memories / is / recalled by Maya / No error.
  • It must be understood / clearly that they is the last time / it will be allowed by us / No error. 
  • Whose / book were/ taken by you / No error.
  • Tea / will be prepare / by Munni / No error.
  • Let / not be / touched / by you / No error. 

Exercise

Instructions: In each of the following questions a sentence has been given in active or passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best express the same sentence in passive or active voice:-

  • Sonakshi married Shahid
  • Shahid is married by Sonakshi
  • Shahid was married by Sonakshi
  • Shahid was married to Sonakshi
  • None of these
  • Kindly give me a new pencil
  • You are requested to give me a new pencil
  • A new pencil should be given to me by you
  • A new pencil should be given
  • I should be given a new pencil
  • Why should I be punished?
  • I should not be punished?
  • Why should you punish me?
  • Why you should punish me?
  • None of these
  • It is time to take tea
  • It is time for tea to be taken
  • Tea time to be taken it is
  • You should take tea now
  • None of these
  • Who was starring at me?
  • By whom I was stared at?
  • By Whom I was being stared at?
  • By Whom I was stared for?
  • By whom was I being stared at? 

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