Tuesday, 5 August 2014

ACTIVE PASSIVE --- ASSORTED SENTENCES CHANGE THE SENTENCES FROM ACTIVE TO PASSIVE VOICE --EXERCISES FOR PRACTICE (with solutions)

 

ACTIVE & PASSIVE--CHANGE THE VOICE


EXERCISES FOR PRACTICE


While writing we use different forms of sentences(i.e active and passive forms). Words are used as Subject and  object in the sentence according to their importance. 

There are two forms of sentences called Active and Passive forms. The process of  changing from active to passive form of a sentence or vice versa is called 'Change of the Voice'.


A sentence generally has in it a  Subject , Verb and object. 

Some sentences do not have an object but for change of voice an object in a sentence is necessary.

In examination there are questions in the form of change of sentences from one form of voice to another i.e. from active to passive form or vice versa. There are also questions to rectify errors due to wrong change of form of sentences.




EXERCISE NO.  5  

(Assorted Sentences)


Change the voice of the following sentences.


1. People use milk for making curd and butter.

2. All the people know him as a fool.

3. People say that he endeavoured his best.

4. Someone has spread this  rumour.

5. People always admire the brave persons.

6. They say that there had been an explosion in the town hall.

7. They served tea and snacks to all the visiting guests.

8. One should not take one's decisions in haste.

9. These days people prefer wealth to health.

10. The guests finished the whole of the food at the party. 




EXERCISE NO.  5    (ANSWERS)

(Please note that all the sentences written above do not need the words 'by......(subject)' after change of their voice. These can be written without subject after change.)



1. Milk is used for making curd and butter.

2. He is known as a fool.

3.  It is said that he endeavoured his best.

4. This rumour has been spread.

5.  Brave persons are always admired.

6.  It is said that there had been an explosion in the town hall.

7. Tea and snacks were served to all the visiting guests.

8  Decisions should not be taken in haste.

9. These days wealth is preferred to health.

10. The  whole of the food was finished at the  party.





EXERCISE NO.  6  

(Assorted Sentences)


Change the voice of the following sentences.

1. The farmer had ploughed  the field.

2. Let us start our journey to Simla.

3. Last Sunday all of them made a plan to go to Agra.

4. The principal refused him admission.

5. They  will have finished their work by then.

6. Let me solve this sum.

7. You  should not have taken up the matter with him.

8. Who is taking care of the old couple ?

9. Who was  referred to by the speaker in his speech ?

10. The engineer could not locate fault in the computer.




EXERCISE NO.  6    (Answers)


1. The field had been ploughed by the farmer.

2. It is suggested that we should start our journey to Simla.

3. Last Sunday a plan was made to go to Agra by all of them.

4. He was refused admission by the principal.

5. Their work  will have been finished by then by them.

6. Let this sum be solved by me.

7. The matter should not have been taken up with them by you.

8. By whom is the old couple being taken care of ?

9. Whom did the speaker refer to in his speech ?

10. Fault could not be located in the computer by the engineer.





EXERCISE NO.  7  

(Assorted Sentences)


Change the voice of the following sentences.


1. The guests kept the host waiting for a long time.

2. The lady has not kept her promise.

3. Heavy floods swept away the standing crops.

4. The chairman objected to his proposal.

5. This forest is infested with lions.

6. Providence saved all the passengers sitting in the bus.

7. People will forget the incident after some time.

8. Who teaches you English?

9. Why did the police not follow the thief?

10. God always helps the poor.



EXERCISE NO.  7  (Answers)


1.  The host was kept waiting for a long time by the guests.

2. Her promise has not been kept by the lady.

3. The standing crops were swept away by heavy floods.

4. His proposal was objected to by the chairman.

5. This forest infests lions.

6. All the passengers sitting in the bus were saved.

7. The incident will be forgotten after sometime.

8. By whom are you taught English?

9. Why was the thief not followed by the police?

10. The poor are always helped by God.







EXERCISE NO.  8  

(Assorted Sentences)



Change the voice of the following sentences.



1. He was forced to leave the job.

2. The child expected him to pay his fee.

3. A huge crowd surrounded the building and made their exit difficult.

4. This sheet feels soft.

5. All the members proposed to postpone the meeting.

6. People saw him stealing goods.

7. They ate the fruit fresh in the garden.

8. People say that he is a cheat.

9. Prepare yourself for the ensuing difficult time.

10. Have your house repaired.

11. The cucumber tasted bitter.

12. I do not like her backbiting others.

13. The officer was forced to resign

14. Boys followed the beggar crying in the street.

15. Who made his participation in the debate possible?

16. They ordered the people staying in the hotel to quit.

17. All this facilitated him to join the group.







EXERCISE NO.  8 

 (Answers)


1. Circumstances forced him to leave the job.

2. He was expected to pay his fee by the child.

3. The building was surrounded by a huge crowd making their exit difficult.

4. This sheet is soft when it is felt.

5. It was proposed by all the members to postpone the meeting.

6. He was seen stealing goods by people.

7. The fruit were eaten fresh in the garden by them.

8. It is said that he is a cheat.

9. Be prepared  for the ensuing difficult time.

10. Have someone to repair your house.

11. The cucumber is bitter when it is tasted.

12. She is not liked backbiting others by me.

13. Circumstances forced the officer to resign.

14. The beggar was followed crying in the street by boys.

15. By whom was his participation  in the debate made  possible?

16. The people staying in the hotel were ordered to quit by them.

17. He was facilitated to join the group by all this.








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