Passive Voice Worksheet For Class 10

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

Question 1

Our task had been completed before sunset.

Options

a) We completed our task before sunset.

b) We had completed our task before sunset.

c) We have completed our task before sunset.

d) We complete our task before sunset.

Solution: Option (b)

Passive verb: had been completed; active verb: had completed

Question 2

The children laughed at the beggar.

Options

a) The beggar was being laughed by the children.

b) The beggar was laughed at by the children.

c) The beggar had been laughed at by the children.

d) The beggar was laughed by the children.

Solution: Option (b)

Active verb: laughed at; Passive verb: was laughed at

Question 3

He asked me to send a stamped addressed envelope.

Options

a) I was being asked to send a stamped addressed envelope.

b) I had to send a stamped addressed envelope.

c) I was asking to send a stamped addressed envelope.

d) I was asked to send a stamped addressed envelope.

Solution: Option (d)

I was asked to send a stamped addressed envelope.

Question 4

The court has given him permission to visit his son once a week.

Options

a) He is allowed to visit his son once a week.

b) He has given permission to visit his son once a week.

c) He has been given permission to visit his son once a week.

d) He is given permission to visit his son once a week by the court.

Solution: Option (c)

He has been given permission to visit his son once a week.

Notes

It is not always necessary to mention the agent – the person or thing that does the action – in passive voice.

Question 5

I have already given his number to the policeman.

Options

a) His number has given to the policeman.

b) The policeman has already been given his number.

c) His number is already being given to the policeman.

d) His number was already given to the policeman.

Solution: Option (b)

Notes

When the verb has two objects, as in this sentence, two passive structures are possible.

The indirect object (usually a person) can become the subject of the passive verb.

The policeman has already been given his number.

The direct object (usually a thing) can become the subject of the passive verb.

His number has already been given to the policeman.

Question 6

The government is launching a massive family welfare programme in many parts of the country.

Options

a) A massive family welfare programme has been launched by the government in many parts of the country.

b) A massive family welfare programme is being launched by the government in many parts of the country.

c) A massive family welfare programme is launched by the government in many parts of the country.

d) A massive family welfare programme was being launched by the government in many parts of the country.

Solution: Option (b)

Active verb: is launching; Passive verb: is being launched

Question 7

The children were flying kites.

Options

a) Kites were flown by the children.

b) Kites were being flown by the children.

c) Kites have been flown by the children.

d) Kites are being flown by the children.

Solution: Option (b)

Active verb: were flying; Passive verb: were being flown

Question 8

The teacher drew a circle on the board.

Options

a) A circle was being drawn by the teacher on the board.

b) A circle was drawn by the teacher on the board.

c) A circle is drawn by the teacher on the board.

d) On the board a circle is drawn by the teacher.

Solution: Option (b)

Active verb: drew (simple past); Passive verb: was drawn

Question 9

They will demolish the entire structure.

Options

a) The entire structure is being demolished by them.

b) The entire structure will have been demolished by them.

c) The entire structure will be demolished by them.

d) The entire structure may be demolished by them.

Solution: Option (c)

Active verb: will demolish; Passive verb: will be demolished

Question 10

The burglar destroyed several items in the room. Even the carpet has been torn.

Options

a) Several items destroyed in the room by the burglar. Even the carpet he has torn.

b) Several items in the room were destroyed by the burglar. He has even torn the carpet.

c) Including the carpet, several items in the room have been torn by the burglar.

d) The burglar, being destroyed several items in the room, also carpet has torn.

Solution: Option (b)

Active verb: destroyed; passive verb: were destroyed

Passive verb: has been torn; active verb: has torn

Question 11

We have told you.

Options

a) You have been told.

b) We have been told.

c) Told you have been

d) Have you been told

Solution: Option (a)

Question 12

Has anybody answered your question?

Options

a) Your question has been answered?

b) Have you answered your question?

c) Has your question been answered?

d) Anybody has answered your question?

Solution: Option (c)

Question 13

One must keep one’s promises.

Options

a) One’s promises are kept.

b) One’s promises must be kept.

c) One’s promises were kept.

d) One’s promises must kept.

Solution: Option (b)

Question 14

The government has not approved the new drug for sale.

Options

a) The government has not been approved for the sale of the new dog.

b) The new drug has not been approved for sale by the government.

c) For the sale of the new drug, the government has not given the approval.

d) The new drug was not approved by the government.

Solution: Option (b)

Question 15

He teaches us English.

Options

a) English is taught to us by him.

b) We are taught English by him.

c) English will be taught to us by him.

d) We were teached English by him.

Solution: Option (b)

Question 16

Prepare yourself for the worst.

Options

a) You be prepared for the worst.

b) The worst should be prepared for by you.

c) For the worst, preparation should be made by you.

d) None of these

Solution: Option (a)

Question 17

Please shut the door and go to sleep.

Options

a) You are requested to shut the door and go to sleep.

b) Let the door be shut and you be asleep.

c) The door is to be shut and you are requested to sleep.

d) The door is to be shut and you are to be asleep.

Solution: Option (a)

Question 18

It is impossible to do this.

Options

a) Doing this is impossible.

b) This is impossible to be done.

c) This must not be done.

d) This can’t be done.

Solution: Option (b)

Question 19

We must take care of our children.

Options

a) Our children are taken care of by us.

b) Our children must be taken care of by us.

c) Our children had been taken care of by us.

d) Our children will be taken care of by us.

Solution: Option (b)

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