Wednesday, 6 August 2014

ACTIVE PASSIVE ---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). More important words are used as Subject and those of secondary place are used as objective in the sentence. For this we make necessary changes in a sentence. 



These two forms of sentences are called Active and Passive forms of sentences and this process of making a change from active to passive form of a sentence is called 'change of the voice'.


A sentence generally comprises of 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 questions to rectify errors due to wrong change of form of sentences.








EXERCISE NO.  8  

(Assorted Sentences)


Change the voice of the following sentences.


1. Sticking of bills on this wall is prohibited.

2. The milk-maid will have milked cows by five o' clock.

3. The patient had taken medicine before the doctor arrived.

4. Children were spoiling their clothes.

5. One must do one's duty.

6. Why were harsh words being used by him?

7. The  employees had been punished for being late daily.

8. Please fetch me a glass of water.

9. The teacher will not allow you to attend the class unless you apologize.

10. Who has been knocking at the door for the last half an hour?








EXERCISE NO.  8   (ANSWERS)

1.  They prohibit sticking of  bills on this wall.

2. Cows will have been milked by five o'clock by the milk-maid.

3. Medicine had been taken by the patient before the doctor arrived.

4. Their clothes were being spoiled be children.

5. Duty must be done.

6. Why was he using harsh words?

7. The boss had punished the employees for being late daily.

8. You are requested to fetch me a glass of water.

9. You will not be allowed to attend the class by the teacher unless you                      apologize.

10. By whom has the door been being knocked at for the last half an hour?









EXERCISE NO.  9  

(Assorted Sentences)


Change the voice of the following sentences.


1.  I lost the pen you gave me.

2. Invitation cards  have been sent to all the people.

3. They lodged a strong protest with the chairman of the committee.

4. The doctor could not diagnose his disease.

5. The  shopkeeper had refused him further credit.

6.  One can hear the ticking of a clock in the still of night.

7.  Let us make another attempt to contact him.

8.  His father got his luggage booked by train.

9.  Sugar tastes sweet.

10. People say that he is a miser.






EXERCISE NO.  9   (ANSWERS)


1.  The pen you gave me  was lost by me.OR

     The pen given to me by you was lost.

2. They have sent invitation cards to all the people.

3. A strong protest was lodged with the chairman of  the committee by them.

4. His disease could not be diagnosed by the doctor.

5. He had been refused further credit by the shopkeeper.

6. The ticking of a clock can be heard in the still of  night.

7. It is suggested that we should make another attempt to contact him. 

8. His  luggage was got booked by train by his father.

9.  Sugar is sweet when it is tasted.

10. It is said that he is miser.








EXERCISE NO.  10  

(Assorted Sentences)


Change the voice of the following sentences.


1. Lights had already been switched off.

2. How did the stranger locate his house?

3. This incident would aggravate his position.

4. This kettle contains hot tea.

5. The visitor paid a number of visits to his house.

6. They must have caught the train by now.

7. Who can finish this work in such a short span?

8. The principal admired him for his good performance.

9. One must respect one's elders.

10. Persons living in glass houses should not throw stones at others.









EXERCISE NO.  10   (ANSWERS)


1. Someone had already switched off lights.

2. How was his house located by the stranger?

3. His position would be aggravated by this incident.

4. Hot tea is contained in this kettle.

5. A number of visits were paid to his house by the visitor.

6. The train must have been caught by now by them.

7. By whom can this work be finished in such a short span ?

8. He was admired for his good performance by the principal.

9. Elders must be respected.

10. Stones should not be thrown at others by  persons living in glass houses.











EXERCISE NO.  11  

(Some Typical  Sentences)


Change the voice of the following sentences.


1. One must do one's duty.

 Duty must be done.


2. They say that his brother is a rogue.

It is said that his brother is a rogue.


3. Sugar tastes sweet.

Sugar is sweet when tasted.


4. People say that diligence always pays.

It is said that diligence always pays.


5. Authorities turned down their request.

Their request was turned down.


6. The guard kept a strict watch on them.

They were kept under a strict watch.


7. Show the guests in.

The guests be showed in.


8. We should respect our elders.

Elders should be respected.


9. May I take your pen?

Am I allowed to take your pen?


10. It is time to revise the lesson.

It is time for the lesson to be revised.







EXERCISE NO.  12  

(Some Typical  Sentences)


Change the voice of the following sentences.

1. Her conduct surprised me.

I was surprised at his conduct.


2. His behaviour astonishes all of us.

All of us are astonished at his behaviour.


3. They say that she is a pious laddy.

It is said that she is a pious lady.


4. This book contains beautiful stories.

Beautiful stories are contained in this book.


5. This forest infests many wild animals.

This forest is infested with many wild animals.


6. She displeased her boss.

Her boss was displeased with her.


7. I know all of his friends.

All of his friends are known to me.


8. His behaviour displeased me.

I was displeased with his behaviour.


9. They say that the governor is on tour.

It is said that the governor is on tour.


10. They went to see the launching of the ship.

They went to the launching of the ship to be seen.




EXERCISE NO.  13  

(Some Typical  Sentences)


Change the voice of the following sentences.


1. Boys jeered at the poor man.

The poor man was jeered at by the boys.


2. Flowers were decorated on both the sides of the road.

Both the sides of the road were decorated with flowers.


3. Our forces expect to conquer the enemy soon.

It is expected by our forces that they would conquer the enemy soon.


4. The spectators thronged the streets.

The streets were thronged with the spectators.


5. May the child live long!

It is prayed  that the child may live long.

6.  One must keep one's promise.

Promise must be kept.


7. Boys elected him captain

He was elected captain by boys.


8. His remarks offended the boss.

The boss was offended with his remarks.


9. His behaviour in the meeting annoyed all.

All were annoyed at his behaviour in the meeting.


10. May I take your leave now? 

Am I allowed to take your leave now?















Your view/suggestions about style/content of blog posts are solicited. Do post/e-mail