Passive voice exercise | Simple past tense

Sentences are given in the active voice. Change them into the passive voice.


All of these sentences are in the simple past tense. When we convert an active sentence in the simple past tense into the passive voice, we use the verb ‘was/were + past participle’.

‘Was’ is used when the subject is a singular noun or pronoun. ‘Were’ is used when the subject is a plural noun or pronoun.

The pronoun ‘I’ requires the verb ‘was’. The pronoun ‘you’ requires the verb ‘were’.

1. Megha knitted a sweater.

2. My mother made a cake.

3. I bought some apples.

4. Aditya won the first prize.

5. Maya solved the puzzle quickly.

6. The cat drank the milk.

7. She finished the work before lunchtime.

8. Edwin broke another window yesterday.

9. My grandfather built this house in 1960.

10. The earthquake destroyed the town.


1. A sweater was knitted by Megha.

2. A cake was made by my mother.

3. Some apples were bought by me.

4. The first prize was won by Aditya.

5. The puzzle was quickly solved by Maya.

6. The milk was drunk by the cat.

7. The work was finished by her before lunchtime.

8. Another window was broken by Edwin yesterday.

9. This house was built by my grandfather in 1960.

10. The town was destroyed by the earthquake.


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