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Grammar 02 - From Passive to Active Voice
"The motorcycle is being ridden by the boy." Can you change this sentence to an active form?

Grammar 02 - From Passive to Active Voice

Parts of speech include verbs as vital elements. Without verbs there can be no complete sentence. Verbs signify action and when action is involved subjects and objects must enter the scene. Also when verbs signify action then tense is not far away.

When you want to emphasise an action you could do so in either the active voice or the passive voice. In the active voice the SUBJECT PERFORMS the action and in the passive voice the SUBJECT of the verb is ACTED UPON. To give an example, consider the sentence, "SAURAV SINGS A SONG". In this sentence SAURAV is the subject and he performs the action. Now consider the sentence, "A SONG IS SUNG BY SAURAV". In this sentence the subject of the verb is ACTED UPON. Thus, VOICE shows whether the SUBJECT of the VERB IS ACTED UPON or the SUBJECT of the VERB ACTS.

Since the meaning of the sentence remains the same in both active and passive voices, there are rules to be followed when changing the sentence from an active voice to a passive voice. The change is incorporated through changing the verb. The object of the active verb becomes the subject of the passive verb. The subject of the active verb is made the object by use of the preposition ‘by’. The main verb is changed by adding an appropriate form of the verb ‘be.’ The tense of the verb does not change. Initially, it is a bit confusing but when you take the quiz that follows you will begin to get a grasp of passive and active voices.

1.
"The sick cow was being seen by the veterinarian." - Choose the sentence with the correct active voice.
The veterinarian see the sick cow.
The veterinarian was see the sick cow.
The veterinarian was seeing the sick cow.
The veterinarian seeing the sick cow.
Note 'sick cow' in subject position is shifted to end position in the active voice and also 'veterinarian' is shifted from end position to subject position. Note also the change in verb from 'was being seen' to 'was seeing', retaining the tense and removing 'by'
2.
"The motorcycle is being ridden by the boy." - Choose the sentence with the correct active voice.
The boy riding the motorcycle.
The boy ride the motorcycle.
The boy is ride the motorcycle.
The boy is riding the motorcycle.
Note 'motorcycle' in subject position is shifted to end position in the active voice and also 'boy' is shifted from end position to subject position. Note also the change in verb from 'is ridden' to 'is riding', retaining the tense and removing 'by'
3.
"The guests were received by Shefali." - Choose the sentence with the correct active voice
Shefali receive the guests
Shefali receiving the guests
Shefali will receive the guests
Shefali received the guests
Note 'guests' in subject position is shifted to end position in the active voice and also 'Shefali' is shifted from end position to subject position. Note also the change in verb from 'were received' to 'received', retaining the tense and removing 'by'
4.
"The computer is made by HP." - Choose the sentence with the correct active voice.
HP make the computer.
HP is making the computer.
HP made the computer.
HP makes the computer.
Note 'computer' in subject position is shifted to end position in the active voice and also 'HP' is shifted from end position to subject position. Note also the change in verb from 'is made' to 'makes', retaining the tense and removing 'by'
5.
"The car had been recalled by the manufacturer." - Choose the sentence with the correct active voice.
The manufacturer has recalled the car.
The manufacturer had recall the car.
The manufacturer recalled the car.
The manufacturer had recalled the car.
Note 'car' in subject position is shifted to end position in the active voice and also 'manufacturer' is shifted from end position to subject position. Note also the change in verb from 'had been recalled' to 'had recalled, retaining the tense and removing 'by'
6.
"A gold necklace is going to be bought for Sonia by her boyfriend." - Choose the sentence with the correct active voice.
Sonia's boyfriend is to buy a gold necklace for her.
Sonia's boyfriend is buy a gold necklace for her.
Sonia's boyfriend is going to buy a gold necklace for her.
Sonia's boyfriend is buying a gold necklace for her.
Note 'gold necklace' in subject position is shifted to end position in the active voice and also 'boyfriend' is shifted from end position to subject position. Note also the change in verb from 'is going to be bought' to 'is going to buy', retaining the tense and removing 'by'
7.
"The accused will have been sent to jail by the judge." - Choose the sentence with the correct active voice.
The judge will have sent the accused to jail.
The judge will sent the accused to jail.
The judge have sent the accused to jail.
The judge will have send the accused to jail.
Note 'accused' in subject position is shifted to end position in the active voice and also 'judge' is shifted from end position to subject position. Note also the change in verb from 'will have been sent' to 'will have sent', retaining the tense and removing 'by'
8.
"The class will be taken by the Maths teacher." - Choose the sentence with the correct active voice.
The Maths teacher take the class.
The Maths teacher will take the class.
The Maths teacher takes the class.
The Maths teacher will taking the class.
Note 'class' in subject position is shifted to end position in the active voice and also 'Maths teacher' is shifted from end position to subject position. Note also the change in verb from 'will be taken' to 'will take', retaining the tense and removing 'by'
9.
"The stadium has been filled by spectators." - Choose the sentence with the correct active voice.
Spectators filled the stadium.
Spectators have filled the stadium.
Spectators have fill the stadium.
Spectators had filled the stadium.
Note 'stadium' in subject position is shifted to end position in the active voice and also 'spectators' is shifted from end position to subject position. Note also the change in verb from 'has been filled' to 'have filled', retaining the tense and removing 'by'
10.
"Window panes are washed by cleaners." - Choose the sentence with the correct active voice.
Cleaners wash window panes.
Cleaners washes window panes.
Cleaners washed window panes.
Cleaners washing window panes.
Note 'window panes' in subject position is shifted to end position in the active voice and also 'cleaner' is shifted from end position to subject position. Note also the change in verb from 'are washed' to 'wash', retaining the tense and removing 'by'
Author:  V T Narendra

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