February 03, 2016

The Passive Voice(DAY 33 - 50)



The Passive Voice
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Conversion 1(Active to Passive)
Simple Present Tense (V1 changes to am/is/are). All passive voices has ‘v3’ as a verb.
Exercise - 1
Convert the following sentences in active voice to passive voice. The first 7 have been done for you.


  1. I drink milk every day                                    Milk is drunk by me every day.
  2. He drinks coffee every day.                         Coffee is drunk by him every day.
  3. They go to temple.                                        No passive voice.
  4. You know about me.                                     I am known by you.
  5. She greets everyone on new year day.        Everyone is greeted by her on new year day.
  6. I lock the door daily.                                      The door is locked by me daily.
  7. He hugs his father every morning.                His father is hugged by him every morning.
  8. Seniors rag the juniors.                                 
  9. Boys tease the girls.
  10. He waves his Flag.
  11. Lalitha types 20 pages every day.
  12. The God ignores our sins.
  13. Teacher beat the children daily.
  14. Children play cricket every day.
  15. The Sun gives us heat and light.
  16. Children draw pictures well.
  17. We see stars in the sky every night.
  18. Children speak the truth.
  19. Ravi visits Tirupati every year.
  20. The congress Government changes CM’s every year.
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Conversion 2 (Active to Passive)
Simple Past Tense (v2 changes to was/were). All passive voices have v3 as the verb.
Exercise - 1
Convert the following sentences in active voice to passive voice. The first 10 have been done for you.


  1. I went to the market.                                    No passive voice.
  2. He failed in the exam.                                  No passive voice.
  3. They brought flowers for me.                      Flowers were brought by them for me.
  4. She came to the school by 9’O clock.        No passive voice.
  5. Rama killed Ravana.                                   Ravana was killed by Rama.
  6. The Government changed the syllabus.     Syllabus was changed by the Government.
  7. I parked my bike.                                         Bike was parked by me.
  8. Mounika saw a snake.                                 Snake was seen by Mounika.
  9. I forgot my marks.                                       Marks were forgotten by me.
  10. They printed some books.                           Some books were printed by them.
  11. We followed our Principal.
  12. Pavan crossed a bridge.
  13. Teja counted the numbers.
  14. I combed my hair.
  15. The policmen caught the thief.
  16. Valmiki wrote the Ramayana.
  17. I read the news paper today morning.
  18. I heard a big noise.
  19. Shahjahan built Tajmahal.
  20. Balaji bought a new dress yesterday.
  21. Harsha completed the project.
  22. She accepted my proposal.
  23. He guided his subordinates.
  24. I received a message.
  25. The thief entered into the house.

Conversion 3 (Active to Passive)

Simple Future (will becomes will be.) All passive voices have v3 as the verb.
Exercise - 1
Convert the following sentences in active voice to passive voice. The first 8 have been done for you.
  1. I will come to your house tomorrow.              No passive voice.
  2. He will give you the money next Sunday.      The money will be given to you by him next Sunday.
  3. They will take the chairs in the evening.         The chairs will be taken by them in the evening.
  4. I will play cricket tomorrow.                            Cricket will be played by me tomorrow.
  5. I will visit the temple in the next month.          Temple will be visited by me in the next month.
  6. I will watch a movie.                                       Movie will be watched by me.
  7. He will do the work.                                        The work will be done by him.
  8. I will double your salary.                                 Your salary will be doubled by me.
  9. She will write the exam.
  10. Sri Lakshmi will learn Hindi in a few days.
  11. I will change the name in the register tomorrow.
  12. We will repair the boat next year.
  13. I will continue my studies.
  14. They will announce the results next week.
  15. I will support you in your all aspects.
  16. You will do this work tomorrow.
  17. I will knit a basket.
  18. I will select a college to study.
  19. They will keep the key there.
  20. She will cook chicken biryani.
  21. They will sow seeds in their field.
  22. He will sell the bike.
  23. My father will beat me.
Conversion 4 (Active to Passive)
Present Continuous (Add being to am/is/are). All passive voices have v3 as the verb.
Exercise - 1
Convert the following sentences in active voice to passive voice. The first 10 have been done for you.


  1. I am going to the market.                     No passive voice.
  2. I am giving the money.                         The money is being given by me.
  3. He is opening the window.                   The window is being opened by him.
  4. She is cleaning the room.                     The room is being cleaned by her.
  5. They are playing cricket.                      Cricket is being played by them.
  6. He is eating idlis.                                   Idlis are being eaten by him.
  7. I am dancing.                                        No passive voice.
  8. She is reading social questions.           Social questions are being read by her.
  9. I am watching movie.                           Movie is being watched by me.
  10. The dog is barking at me.                     No passive voice.
  11. He is teaching the lesson                    
  12. You are telling lies.
  13. The baby is drawing pictures.
  14. They are cutting the trees.
  15. She is listening to songs.
  16. He is saying something.
  17. The rabbit is eating carrot.
  18. They are crossing the bridge.
  19. She is writing an exam.
  20. He is breaking glass.
  21. Anil is learning English well.
  22. They are bringing flowers.
  23. They are announcing the results.
  24. He is asking a question.
  25. Sachin is hitting sixes.
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Conversion 5 (Active to Passive)
Past Continuous (add being to was/were). All passive voices have v3 as the verb.
Exercise – 1
Convert the following sentences in active voice to passive voice. The first 5 have been done for you.


1.        I was eating idly at this time yesterday.
           Idly was being eaten by me at this time yesterday.    
2.        They were eating chicken biryani yesterday afternoon.
           Chicken biryani were being eaten by them yesterday afternoon.      
3.        Last week you were singing a song.   
           A song was being sung by you last week.
4.        Ashok was crossing the bridge yesterday.
           The bridge was being crossed by Ashok yesterday.
5.        Yesterday afternoon I was typing a book.      
           A book was being typed by me yesterday afternoon.
6.        I was eating idli yesterday.

7.        Yesterday at 8 I was browsing the net.

8.        Yesterday at this time I was enjoying the party.

9.        They were cutting a cake yesterday at 7PM.

10.      Yesterday I was learning English at this time.

11.      Yesterday at 12 I was eating lunch.

12.      I was writing a report yesterday morning.       

13.      They were playing cricket last week.  

14.      Venkat & Suresh were climbing a hill at this time yesterday.
           
15.      I was buying jeans at 2 yesterday.
          
16.      Naresh was singing my song happily yesterday in the evening.

18.      20 years back you were giving lectures with me to many places.

19.      Yesterday you were doing homework at this time.

20.       Yesterday Sita was writing exam at 4.
Conversion 6 (Active to Passive)
Present Perfect (has/ have changes to has been / have been)
Exercise - 1
Convert the following sentences in active voice to passive voice. The first 3 have been done for you.

1.   I have rung the bell.                                          The bell has been rung by me.
2.   Power has gone.                                              No passive voice.
3.   He has got the first rank.                                  The first rank has been got by him.
4.   His grandfather has broken the world record.
5.   The boss has given salaries.
6.   Ramesh has hurt Suresh.
7.   Shehwag has hit the six.
8.   Lalitha has finished the project very well.
9.   Narendra Sir has taught 2000 students.
10. They have climbed the hill successfully.

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Conversion 7
Modals – 1 (May changes to May be). For all passive voice we use the v3 as the verb.
Exercise - 1
Convert the following sentences in active voice to passive voice. The first 2 have been done for you.


  1. He may give you the book.          The Book may be given by him.
  2. He may draw the picture.             The picture may be drawn by him.
  3. They may win the match.           
  4. Baji may by Innova.
  5. The tree may give flowers.
  6. Sruthi may write a book.
  7. Lasya may get the prize.
  8. He may walk 100 miles.
  9. He may sell his bike.
10. We may do the work.
Conversion 8
Modals - 2 (Can becomes Can be) For all passive voice we use the v3 as the verb.
Exercise - 1
Convert the following sentences in active voice to passive voice. The first 2 have been done for you.


  1. He can sing the song.                              The song can be sung by him.
  2. Krishna Sir can educate children.         Children can be educated by Krishna Sir.
  3. Subramanyam Sir can teach History.
  4. They can help the poor.
  5. They can grow healthy plants.
  6. I can fill the air in my bike’s tyres.
  7. I can compose songs.
  8. He can run a mile in 10 minutes.
  9. India can win the match.
10. I can give you money.

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Conversion 9
Modals - 3 (Should becomes Should be) For all passive voice we use the v3 as the verb.
Exercise - 1
Convert the following sentences in active voice to passive voice. The first 2 have been done for you.


  1. Everyone should learn English.               English should be learned by everyone.
  2. You should tell the truth.                            The truth should be told by you.
  3. You should help the poor.
  4. Children should discover new things.
  5. You should sell your bike.
  6. You should do the project perfectly.
  7. Everybody should practice this book to Master English.
  8. You should sing songs.
  9. They should write books.
10. He should stop smoking.

Conversion 10
Modals - 2 (Should have becomes Should have been) For all passive voice we use the v3 as the verb.
Exercise - 1
Convert the following sentences in active voice to passive voice. The first 2 have been done for you.


  1. He should have done the project.                   The project should have been done by him.
  2. You should have done MBA.                          MBA should have been done by you.
  3. You should have married her.
  4. They should have practiced English.
  5. He should have bought a car.
  6. You should have learnt English long back.
  7. You should have eaten Pulihora.
  8. She should have sold her bike.
  9. You should have learnt grammar.
10. You should have bought a computer.