Active And Passive Voice Worksheet | Present Continuous TenseForm
Active: is/am/are + -ing form of the verb
Passive: is/am/are + being + past participle form of the verb
Study the following sentences.
- She is writing a story. (Active) (Subject - she; verb - is writing; object - a story)
We have already learned that the object of the active verb becomes the subject of the passive verb. Therefore when we change this sentence into the passive, a story becomes the subject. The continuous verb is writing becomes is being written in the passive voice.
- A story is being written by her.
Note that the basic rules of subject-verb agreement are applicable in this case as well.
- I am writing a story. (Here the active verb am writing agrees with the subject I.)
- A story is being written by me. (Here the passive verb is being written agrees with the singular subject is.)
More examples are given below.
- He is drafting the report. (Active)
- The report is being drafted by him. (Passive)
- Masons are building the house. (Active)
- The house is being built by the masons. (Passive)
Change the following active sentences into the passive.
1. She is writing a letter.
2. He is watering the plants.
3. I am writing a story.
4. Mother is making a cake.
5. Rohan is building a toy car.
1. A letter is being written by her.
2. The plants are being watered by him.
3. A story is being written by me.
4. A cake is being made by mother.
5. A toy car is being built by Rohan.