Q.1. Rewrite the following sentences putting the Verbs given against them in the appropriate Passive Voice form:
(i) She __________ up by her aunt. (bring)
(ii) Invitation cards __________ to all her friends. (send)
(iii) You will __________ to the feast. (incite)
(iv) The result __________ on Monday. (declare)
(v) They __________ at the report of the gun. (alarm)
(vi) We __________ at his failure. (shock)
Q.2. Change the voice of the following sentences:
(i) She sings a sweet song.
(ii) Do you not play hockey ?
(iii) Does he sell lottery tickets ?
(iv) 1 am bending the branch.
(v) Is she boiling potatoes ?
(vi) Are the servants bringing tea ?
Q.3. Rearrange the following into meaningful sentences:
(i) this novel / Premchand / was / by / written
(ii) the brave / admired / everywhere / are
(iii) a doll / the baby / given / was
(iv) them / I / known / am / to
(v) by / the door / whom / opened / was ?
(vi) him / a reward / to / given / was
(vii) one / one’s / keep / should / promise
(viii) kept / be / should / promise
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 _________ the door.
(ii) The gate ________ by the gatekeeper.
(iii) My pocket ________ been picked.
(iv) The work is ________ done.
(v) I ________ taught to read English.
(vi) He is ________ a wise man.
(vii) What cannot ________ cured must be
(viii) He was ________ 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) _______
the garden. He was also to wash himself in water of the river there. The same (b) _______
water was and sprinkled over everything (c) _______
which had changed into gold by Midas’ (d) _______
touch. The king felt a weight had lifted (e) _______
front his heart. He freed of the golden touch. (f) _______
|1. What is the difference between active and passive voice?|
|2. Why is it important to understand the active and passive voice?|
|3. How can I identify the active and passive voice in a sentence?|
|4. When should I use the active voice in my writing?|
|5. Are there any situations where the passive voice is appropriate to use?|