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Active and passive voice exercise

Sentences are given in the active voice. Change them into the passive voice.
1. He teaches English.
 English is taught by him.
2. The child is eating bananas.
 Bananas are being eaten by the child.
3. She is writing a letter.
 A letter is being written by her.
4. The master punished the servant.
 The servant was punished by the master.
5. He was writing a book.
 A book was being written by him.
6. Who wrote this letter?
 By whom was this letter written?
7. Somebody cooks meal every day.
 Meal is cooked by someone every day.
8. He wore a blue shirt.
 A blue shirt was worn by him.
9. May God bless you with happiness!
 May you be blessed with happiness!
10.They are building a house.
 A house is being built by them.
11.I have finished the job.
 The job has been finished by me.
12.I sent the report yesterday.
 The report was sent yesterday.
13.She bought a diamond necklace.
BY ABDIBASIT 1
 A diamond necklace was bought by her.
14.Somebody had stolen my purse.
 My purse had been stolen by somebody.

1. Who did the job?


 By whom was the job done?
2. Can you break the door?
 Can the door be broken by you?
3. Will she sing a song?
 Will a song be sung by her?
4. Is he speaking English?
 Is English being spoken with him?
5. Are you eating a banana?
 Is a banana being eaten by you?
6. Why are you washing the car?
 Why is the car being washed by you?
7. When will he give the money?
 When will the money be given by him?
8. Where will he met you?
 Where will you be meeting with him?
9. How do you make a cake?
 How is a cake made by you?
10.Whom did you tell the story?
 To whom was the story told by you?
11.He was struck by lightning.

BY ABDIBASIT 2
 Lightning struck him.
12.I was quite shocked by the language that he used.
 The language that he used quite shocked me.
13.We were both filled with horror by the sight of that event.
 The sight of that event filled us both with horror.

14.I was much hurt by his voice and manner.


 His voice and manner hurt me much.

15.Should I be found at home by him, he would not be received by me.


 Should he find me at home, I would not receive him.

16.They were welcomed back by the city on their return.


 The city welcomed them back on their return.

17.He was punished by the master for speaking in class.


 The master punished him for speaking in class

18.Many objections were raised by us to the plan that was proposed by him.
 We raised many objections to the plan that he proposed.

19.Will he not be persuaded to work harder by a sense of duty?


 Will not a sense of duty persuade him to work harder?

20.I was called upon by the meeting to give my reasons.


 The meeting called upon me to give my reasons.

BY ABDIBASIT 3
21.He was known by me by his voice, when I was spoken to by him in the dark.
 I knew him by his voice when he spoke to me in the dark.

22.His return was not expected by us.


 we did not expect him return.

1. The Government is planning a new road near my house.


 A new road is being planned near my house.
2. My grandfather built this house in 1943.
 This house was built in 1943.
3. Picasso was painting Guernica at that time.
 Guernica was being painted at that time by him.
4. The cleaner has cleaned the office.
 The office has been cleaned.
5. He had written three books before 1867.
 Three books had been written before 1867.
6. John will tell you later.
 You will be told later by him.
7. By this time tomorrow we will have signed the deal.
 By this time tomorrow the deal will have been signed.
8. Somebody should do the work.
 The work should be done.
9. The traffic might have delayed Jimmy.

BY ABDIBASIT 4
 Jimmy might have been delayed by the traffic.
10.People speak Portuguese in Brazil.
 Portuguese is spoken in Brazil.
11.Everybody loves Mr. Brown.
 Mr. Brown is loved by everybody.
12.They are building a new stadium near the station.
 A new stadium is being built near the station.
13.The wolf ate the princess.
 The princess was eaten by the wolf.
14.At six o'clock someone was telling a story.
 At six o’clock a story was being told.
15.Somebody has drunk all the milk!
 All the milk has been drunk!
16.I had cleaned all the windows before the storm.
 All the windows had been cleaned before the storm.
17.A workman will repair the computer tomorrow.
 The computer will be repaired tomorrow.
18.By next year the students will have studied the passive.
 By next year the passive will have been studied by the students.
19.James might cook dinner.
 Dinner might be cooked by James.
20.Somebody must have taken my wallet.
 My wallet must have been taken.

BY ABDIBASIT 5