Active And Passive Voice Exercise For Class 10 CBSE

Directions: A sentence has been given in active/passive voice. Out of the suggested alternatives, select the one which expresses the same sentence in passive/active voice.

1. They made him tell them everything.

a. He made them tell him everything.
b. He has made to tell them everything.
c. He has been made to tell them everything.
d. He was made to tell them everything.
e. He was made to have told them everything.

Answer: d

Explanation: The active verb `made` becomes `was made` in the passive.

2. He was considered a genius by Queen Victoria.

a. Queen Victoria was considered him to be a genius.
b. A genius was considered him by Queen Victoria.
c. He was being considered a genius by Queen Victoria.
d. A genius considered him by Queen Victoria.
e. Queen Victoria considered him a genius.

Answer: e

Explanation: The passive verb `was considered` becomes `considered` in the active voice.

3. The government has launched a massive child welfare scheme in many parts of the country.

a. A massive child welfare scheme is launched by the government in many parts of the country.
b. A massive child welfare scheme has been launched by the government in many parts of the country.
c. Many parts of the country have launched a massive child welfare scheme.
d. The government in many parts of the country has launched a massive child welfare scheme.
e. A massive child welfare scheme was launched in many parts of the country by the government.

Answer: b

Explanation: The active verb `has launched` becomes `has been launched` in the passive voice.

 

4. We must not take anything that does not belong to us.

a. Anything that is not belonged to us must not be taken by us.
b. Anything that does not belong to us is not taken by us.
c. Anything that does not belong to us must not be taken by us.
d. Anything is not taken by us that does not belong to us.
e. Anything that is not taken by us does not belong to us.

Answer: c

Explanation: The active verb `must not take` becomes `must not be taken` in the passive voice. Let`s analyze the original sentence. Subject – we; verb – must not take; object – anything that does not belong to us. When we change an active sentence into a passive sentence, the object of the active verb will become the subject of the passive verb. In this case, the object includes the clause `that does not belong to us`. However, it does not undergo any change in the passive voice. Only the active verb of the main clause changes in the passive voice.

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