Tuesday, 5 August 2014




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 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 questions to rectify errors due to wrong change of form of sentences.


Change the voice of the following sentences.

1. Boys were flying kites in the sky.

2. We shall wait for you until you return.

3. Farmers are harvesting crops these days.

4. He brought his luggage by train.

5. Masons were building a huge building.

6. One should pay one's all the dues in time.

7. The students had not learnt their lesson today.

8. They will see the principal tomorrow.

9. Parents look after  children.

10. You should not have insulted him by abusing.


Change the voice of the following sentences.

1. Who paid the bill of the dinner party yesterday ?

2. Why did you not greet the chief guest by garlanding?

3. Do you know the gentleman wearing a turban?

4. Why are the children laughing at the stranger?

5. How did you solve such a difficult sum?

6, Whom do you want to see?

7. What does this box contain?

8. When will your mother cook food?

9. Have you not taken your food by now ?

10. Did she not take care of her parents?


Change the voice of the following sentences.

1. One should prefer health to wealth.

2. The teacher awarded him a prize.

3. My new car was stolen the previous day.

4. Should we not help his brother at the time of need?

5. True friends are always remembered in adversity.

6. The hunter aimed at the flying bird.

7. His friends should not leave him.

8. The police found an abandoned child near the temple.

9. All paid glowing tributes to the departed leader.

10. The minister paid a hurried visit to our village.



1. Kites were being flown  in the sky by boys.

2. You will be  waited for until you return by us.

3. Crops are being harvested these days by farmers.

4. Luggage was brought by train by him.

5. A huge building was being built by masons.

6. All the dues should be paid  in time.

7. Their lessons had not been learnt today by  students. 

8. The principal will  be seen tomorrow by them.

9.Children are looked after by parents. 

10. He should not have been insulted by abusing by you.

Exercise no 2

1. By whom was the bill of the dinner party paid yesterday?

2. Why was  the chief guest not greeted by garlanding by you?

3. Is the gentleman wearing a turban known to you ?

4. Why is the stranger being laughed at by the children?

5. How was such a difficult sum solved by you ?

6, Who is wanted to be seen by you?

7. What is contained in this box?

8. When will food be cooked by your mother?

9. Has your food  not been  taken by now by  you ?

10. Were her parents not taken care of by her ?

Exercise no 3

1. Health should be preferred  to wealth.

2. He was awarded a prize by the teacher,

3. Someone stole my new car  yesterday.

4. Should his brother not be helped  at the time of need by us?

5.One always remembers  one's true friends in adversity.

6. The flying bird was aimed at by the hunter.

7. He should not be left by his friends.

8. An abandoned child was found near the temple by the police.

9. The departed leader was paid glowing tributes by all.

10.  A hurried visit was paid to our village by the minister.


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