Active and passive voice exercise 2

A sentence has been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

An example is given below.

1. The teacher punished the boy for lying.

a) The boy punished by the teacher for lying.

b) The boy was punished by the teacher for lying.

c) The boy had been punished by the teacher for lying.

d) The teacher had been punishing the boy for lying.

Answer: option b)

Explanation

When the active verb is in the simple past tense, we make the passive form by putting was/were before the past participle form of the verb. Thus ‘punished’ becomes ‘was/were punished’ in the passive voice.

Active and passive voice exercise

1 The shopkeeper lowered the prices.

a) The prices lowered the shopkeeper.
b) The prices were lowered by the shopkeeper.
c) Down went the prices.
d) The shopkeeper got down the prices.

2 One must keep one’s promises.

a) One’s promise are kept.
b) One’s promise must kept.
c) One’s promises were kept.
d) One’s promises must be kept.

3 The government has not approved the new drug for sale.

a) The government approval for the sale of the new drug has not been.
b) The new drug has not been approved for sale by the government.
c) For the sale of the new drug we have not been given the approval.
d) The new drug was not approved by the government.

4 They have published all the details of the invention.

a) All the details of the invention have been published by them.
b) The publication of the details of invention was done by them.
c) All the detail’s have been invented by the publishers.
d) All the inventions have been detailed by them.

5 He teaches us grammar.

a) Grammar was taught to us by him.
b) We are taught grammar by him.
c) Grammar will be taught to us by him.
d) We were teached grammar by him.

6 The manager could not accept the union leader’s proposals.

a) The union leader’s proposals could not be accepted by the manager.
b) The union leader’s proposals were not accepted by the manager.
c) The union leader’s proposals will not be accepted by the manager.
d) The union leader’s proposals would not be accepted by the manager.

7 Prepare yourself for the worst.

a) You be prepared for the worst.
b) The worst should be prepared by yourself.
c) Be prepared for the worst.
d) For the worst, preparation should be made by you.

8 The mother asked the boy to switch off the lights and go to bed.

a) The boy asked to switch off the lights and go to bed.
b) The boy was asked to switch off the lights and go to bed.
c) The boy had asked to switch off the lights and go to bed.
d) The mother had asked the boy to switch off the lights and go to bed.

9 It is impossible to do this.

a) Doing this is impossible.
b) This is impossible to be done.
c) This must not be done.
d) This can’t be done.

10 We must take care of all living species on earth.

a) All living species on Earth are taken care of by us.
b) All living species on Earth must be taken care of by us.
c) All living species on Earth had been taken care of by us.
d) All living species on Earth will be taken care of by us.

Answers

b; 2. d; 3. b; 4. a; 5. b; 6. a; 7. c; 8. b; 9. d; 10. b

Manjusha

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  1. Srushti says:

    Miss I cannot understand

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