Grabaims

Active and Passive Voice

Rules:

1. When the subject of a verb also performs the action named in the verb, the verb is said to be in the active voice.
2. When the subject of a verb receives the action named in the verb, the verb is said to be in the passive voice.

Apply and Learn:
Choose the option which transforms the Active voice sentence into passive voice.

Q1. The governor opened the exhibition.
(a) The exhibition was opened by the Governor.
(b) The Governor was opening the exhibition.
Answer: (a)

Q2. Let me do this.
(a) This should be done by me.
(b) Let this be done by me.

Q3. John gave him a book.
(a) A book John gave him.
(b) He was given a book by John
Answer: (b)

Q4. Do not insult the poor.
(a) Insult the poor should not be done.
(b) The poor should not be insulted.
Answer: (b)

Q5. The teacher told us a story.
(a) A story the teacher told us.
(b) We were told a story by the teacher.
Answer: (b)