Q.1. Rewrite the following sentences putting the Verbs given against them in the appropriate Passive Voice form:
(i) She was brought up by her aunt.
(ii) Invitation cards have been sent to all her friends.
(iii) You will be invited to the feast.
(iv) The result was declared/will be declared on Monday.
(v) They were alarmed at the report of the gun.
(vi) We were shocked at his failure.
Q.2. Change the voice of the following sentences:
(i) She sings a sweet song.
A sweet song is sung by her.
(ii) Do you not play hockey?
Is hockey not played by you ?
(iii) Does he sell lottery tickets?
Are lottery tickets sold by him ?
(iv) 1 am bending the branch.
The branch is being bent by me.
(v) Is she boiling potatoes?
Are the potatoes being boiled by her ?
(vi) Are the servants bringing tea?
Is tea being brought by the servants ?
Q.3. Rearrange the following into meaningful sentences:
(i) this novel / Premchand / was / by / written
This novel was written by Premchand.
(ii) the brave / admired / everywhere / are
The brave are admired everywhere.
(iii) a doll / the baby / given / was
The baby was given a doll.
(iv) them / I / known / am / to
I am known to them.
(v) by / the door / whom / opened / was ?
By whom was the door opened ?
(vi) him / a reward / to / given / was
A reward was given to him.
(vii) one / one’s / keep / should / promise
One should keep one’s promise.
(viii) kept / be / should / promise
Promise should be kept.
Q.4. Fill in the blanks in the following choosing one word each for every blank.
was, endured, be, opened, was opened, offered, considered, has, being
(i) I opened the door.
(ii) The gate was opened by the gatekeeper.
(iii) My pocket has been picked.
(iv) The work is being done.
(v) I was taught to read English.
(vi) He is considered a wise man.
(vii) What cannot be endured cured must be
(viii) He was offered a chair.
Q.5. The following passage has not been edited. There is a word missing in each line. Find the missing word and write it along with one word that comes before it and the one that comes after it. Ensure that the word that forms your answer is underlined.
He asked to go down to the end of (a) He was asked
the garden. He was also to wash himself in water of the river there. The same (b) also told to
water was and sprinkled over everything (c) was brought and
which had changed into gold by Midas’ (d) had been changed
touch. The king felt a weight had lifted (e) had been lifted
front his heart. He freed of the golden touch. (f) He was freed
|1. What is the difference between active and passive voice in English grammar?|
|2. When should I use the active voice in my writing?|
|3. When should I use the passive voice in my writing?|
|4. How can I identify the active and passive voice in a sentence?|
|5. Can I switch between active and passive voice within a single piece of writing?|