Active Voice And Passive Voice Examples

Hello, students.

It is a solution for you to be clear in Voice. It is an easy way to be clear in it.

On this fine day, I am going to show you many examples of Active Voice and Passive Voice which will help you to practise more and more. Then, you will be clear in Voice. It will be helpful for your exam.

First, you should be positive.

Let's see a bright line of examples:

Active Voice to Passive Voice:

First, in the simple Tenses so that you can understand easily.

Voice Change of Simple Present Tense

1. He reads a poem.

-A poem is read by him.

Voice Change of Simple Past Tense

1. He read a poem yesterday.

- A poem was read by him yesterday.

Voice Change of Simple Future Tense

1. He will read a poem tomorrow.

- A  poem will be read by him tomorrow.

Next, in the continuous Tenses.

Voice Change of Present Continuous Tense

1. He is reading a poem now.

- A poem is being read by him now.

Voice Change of Past Continuous Tense

1. He was reading a poem.

- A poem was being read by him.

Voice Change of Future Continuous Tense

1. He will be reading a poem.

- A poem will be being read by him.

Next, in Perfect Tenses.

Voice Change of Present Perfect Tense

1. He has read a poem just now.

- A poem has been read by him just now.

Voice Change of Past Perfect Tense

1. He had read a poem.

- A poem had been read by him.

Voice Change of Future Perfect Tense

1. He will have read a poem.

- A poem will have been read by him.

 Next, in Perfect Continuous Tense.

Voice Change of Present Perfect Continuous Tense

1. He has been reading a poem for two hours.

- A poem has been being read by him for two hours.

(Present Perfect Continuous Tense is not commonly used in Passive Voice)

 Voice Change of Past Perfect Continuous Tense

1. He had been reading a poem.

- A poem had been being read by him.

(Past Perfect Continuous Tense is not commonly used in Passive Voice)

Now, let's see a vast field of Examples of Voice Change:

Active to Passive

1. The English speaks English.

- English is spoken by the English.

2. The Assamese speaks Assamese.

- Assamese is spoken by the Assamese.

3. He is writing a long poem.

- A long poem is being written by him.

4. The boy killed the bird.

- The bird was killed by the boy.

5. They elected him president.

- He was elected president.

6. What are you doing?

- What is being done by you?

7. We are not listening to him.

- He is not being listened to by us.

8. They made me principal.

- I was made principal.

9. Are you drawing a picture?

- Is a picture being drawn by you?

10. They elected him secretary.

- He was elected secretary.

11. He has done the deed.

- The deed has been done by him.

12. She was beating her pet dog.

- Her pet dog was being beaten by her.

13. The farmers have been ploughing the field.

- The field has been being ploughed by the farmers.

14. Why are you making a noise?

- Why is a noise being made by you?

15. People are admiring this young girl.

- This young girl is being admired by people.

16. He dreamt a dream.

- A dream was dreamt by him.

17. Is the gardener watering the plants?

- Are the plants being watered by the gardener.

18. She was sewing the cloth.

- The cloth was being sewed by her.

19. The farmer has tilled the field.

- The field has been tilled by the farmer.

20. She will make tea for them.

- Tea will be made by her for them.

21. I have not bought a new bike.

- A new bike has not been bought by me.

22. He gave me a pen.

- A pen was given to me by him.

(Here, 'me' is 'retained object', because it is used as an object in both Active Voice and Passive Voice.)

or, I was given a pen by him.

23. I fought a fight.

- A fight was fought by me.

24. He runs a race.

- A race is run by him.

25. She wrote a letter.

- A letter was written by her.

26. Did you waste money?

- Was money wasted by you?

27. He is building a building.

- A building is being built by him.

28. Have they purchased a new radio - set?

- Has a new radio-set been purchased by them?

29. Can you do it?

- Can it be done by you?

30. Can anyone do the work?

- Can the work be done by anyone?

31. Will he read the novel?

- Will the novel be read by him?

32. Who wrote the Hamlet?

- By whom was the Hamlet written?

33. Who is insulting you?

- By whom are you being insulted ?

34. May God bless you.

- You may be blessed by God.

25. He satisfied everybody.

- Everybody was satisfied with him.

26. May you live long.

- You are wished a long life.

27. Birds build nests in trees.

- Nests are built in trees by birds.

28. Alas! we lost the match.

- It is surprising that the match was lost by us.

29. Alas! he has died.

- It is regretted that he has died.

30. They say that he is honest.

- It is said that he is honest.

Or, He is said to be honest.

31. Who taught all of you English?

- By whom were all of you taught English?

32. Why did they beat you?

- Why were you beaten by them?

33. How did you pluck the flowers?

- How were the flowers plucked by you?

34. Who was laughing at you?

- By whom were you being laughed at ?

35. Was he not reading a book?

- Was a book not being read by him?

36. Which picture did he see?

- Which picture was seen by him?

37. My mother gave him a beautiful doll.

- He was given a beautiful doll by my mother.

38. The players are playing hockey.

- Hockey is being played by the players.

39.  His conduct has shocked me.

- I have been shocked at his conduct.

40. People speak English in England.

- English is spoken in England.

41. The milkman was not milking the cow.

- The cow was not being milked by the milkman.

42. We were not having coffee at that time.

- Coffee was not being had by us at that time.

43. Sahjahan built the Tajmahal.

- The Tajmahal was built by Sahjahan.

44. Newton discovered the law of gravitation.

- The law of gravitation was discovered by  Newton.

45. I shall help you.

- You will be helped by me.

46. Shakespeare wrote the book.

- The book was written by Shakespeare.

47. The Principal teaches us English.

- We are taught English by the Principal.

48. They offered me a job.

- A job was offered to me.(by them)

49. They laughed at us.

- We were laughed at by them.

50. The people of Assam speak Assamese.

- Assamese is spoken by the people of Assam.

51. He gave me an interesting book.

- An interesting book was given to me by him.

52. No one can change the laws of the Universe.

- The laws of the Universe cannot be changed.

53. They promised Mary a new doll for her birthday.

- Mary was promised a new doll for her birthday.

54. The doctor has ordered me a new diet.

- A new diet has been ordered me by the doctor.

55. They have made Rahim manager of the farm.

- Rahim has been made manager of the farm.

56. The owner himself shows them the house.

- The house was shown them by the owner himself.

57. The early man hunted food in jungles.

- Food was hunted by the early man in jungles.

58. His behaviour vexes me sometimes.

- I am vexed at his behaviour sometimes.

59. The audience loudly cheered  the Mayor's speech.

- The Mayor's speech was loudly cheered.

60. When will he lend us money?

- When will money be lent to us by him?



Very Important:

Change the Voice:

1. Passive: My bicycle has been stolen.

Active: Someone has stolen my bicycle.

2. Passive: Let the game be finished.

Active: Finish the game.

3. Passive: He is expected soon.

Active: We expect him soon./ I expect him soon.

4. Passive: Rome was not built in a day.

Active: The Romans did not build Rome in a day. 

Now, Passive Voice to Active Voice:

1. English is spoken all over the world.

- People speak English all over the world.

2. Rose is called the queen of flowers.

- We call rose the queen of flowers.

3. The camel is called the ship of desert.

- We call the camel the ship of desert.

4. Promises should be kept.

- We should keep our promises.

5. Duty should be done.

- One should do one's duty.

6. Lies are told everywhere.

- People tell lies everywhere.

7. Elders should always be respected.

- One should always respect one's elders.

8. It is time for tea to be taken.

- It is time to take tea.

9. Sugar is sweet when it is tasted.

- Sugar tastes sweet.

10. It is said that truth is evergreen.

- People/We say that truth is evergreen.

11. He is said to be a saint.

- They say that he is a saint.

12. We were given a test yesterday.

- The teacher gave us a test yesterday./ The teacher gave a test to us yesterday.

13. It is expected that he will get well soon.

- We expect that he will get well soon.

14. These poems have been written by Partha.

- Partha has written these poems.

15. The clown is being laughed at.

- The audience is laughing at the clown.

16. Let the bill be paid today.

- Pay the bill today.

17. He will be made king  by the people.

- The people will make him king.

18. The town was destroyed by the earthquake.

- The earthquake destroyed the town.

19. The letters were being delivered by a postman.

- A postman was delivering the letters.

20. He was allowed five minutes to get ready.

- They allowed him five minutes to get ready.

21. I was told the latest news by a friend this morning.

- A friend told me the latest news this morning.

22. Heros are worshipped in every country.

- People worship heros in every country.

23. It cannot be done.

- No one can do it.

24. Many students were arrested during the Satyagraha.

- The police arrested many students during the Satyagraha.

25. By whom was the door opened?

- Who opened the door?

26. He was expected to come here.

- They expected him to come here.

27. A book fair was held in Jorhat.

- They held a book fair in Jorhat.

28. He was killed in the war.

- Somebody killed him in the war.

29. You are requested to come here.

- Please come here.

30. The thief has been caught red handed.

- The police has caught the thief red handed.

31. Accidents are caused by carelessness.

- Carelessness causes accidents.

32. The teacher is very much respected by the pupils.

- The pupils respect the teacher very much.

33.   My umbrella has been stolen.

- Someone has stolen my umbrella.

34. The room was filled with smoke.

- Smoke filled the room.

35. Guwahati is called the gateway to the North- East.

- People call Guwahati the gateway to the North-East.

Important Voice Change

Of Imperative Sentences

1. Do the work.

- Let the work be done.

2. Please do the work.

- You are requested to do the work.

3. Do not tell a lie.

- You are prohibited to tell a lie./You are advised /warned not to tell a lie.

4.Do not cross the road.

- You are asked not to cross the road.


Now, very important Voice Change:

Sentences with Can, May, Could, Might and Must.

1. You may take the book now.

- The book may be taken by you now.

2. Reena may marry you next year.

- You may be married to Reena next year.

3. Can you lift this box?

- Can this box be lifted  by you ?

4.You must help me.

- I must be helped by you.

5. We should obey our parents.

- Our parents should be obeyed by us.

6. I could have done this.

- This could have been done by me.

7. I would have done this.

- This would have been done by me.


This is about Active Voice and Passive Voice


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