Active voice is to be when the subject is the doer of the action. A verb is in the passive voice when the subject does not perform the action.
Active and Passive Voice Exercises
Q. Use active/passive form of the verb given in the bracket :
- Speed restrictions and highway codes _____________ (design) to protect us.
- Multitasking- makeup; messaging and making/attending phone calls _____________ (avoid).
- Appropriate distance from other vehicles _____________ (maintain).
- On a two wheeler you _____________ (ensure) to fix the helmet strap.
- If you are tired, _____________ (avoid) driving.
- Other road users _____________ (observe) and _____________ (anticipate).
- You _____________ (fine) for overloading. So, do not exceed the number of passengers allowed to travel in your vehicle.
- are designed
- must be avoided
- should be maintained
- must ensure
- should be observed; anticipated
- can be fined
Q. Change the voice in the following sentences:
- The grandmother fed the dogs every day.
- The sparrows haven’t eaten the crumbs.
- The people of Egypt love the pharaoh.
- Sue showed bravery in crisis.
- Teaching of moral values increases the value of schooling.
- Aram was not riding the horse in the beginning.
- Taplow is waiting for Mr. Crocker Harris.
- Virginia had helped the ghost.
- The shopkeeper didn’t give me the bill of purchase.
- Ratna hadn’t noticed Ranga.
- The dogs were fed by the grandmother every day.
- Crumbs haven’t been eaten by the sparrows.
- The pharaoh is loved by the people of Egypt.
- Bravery was shown by sue in crisis.
- The value of schooling is increased by teaching of moral values.
- The horse was not being ridden by Aram in the beginning.
- Mr. Crocker Harris is being waited for by Taplow.
- The ghost had been helped by Virginia.
- The bill of purchase was not given to me by the shopkeeper.
- Ranga hadn’t been noticed by Ratna.
Q. Complete the following sentences using appropriate active or passive verb forms. Choose your answers from the given options.
- The problem _____________ to the children. (explained/ was explained)
- Those pyramids _____________ around 400 AD. (built/ were built)
- All the trouble _____________ by your mother. (has caused/ was caused)
- The visitors _____________ (were shown/ have shown) a collection of old manuscripts.
- I _____________ him ten thousand pounds last year. (lend/ lent/ was lent)
- She _____________ of spiders. (frightened/ is frightened)
- That picture _____________ by my grandmother. (painted/ was painted)
- I _____________ by his attitude. (shocked/ have shocked/ was shocked)
- Excuse the mess. The house _____________ (is painting/ is being painted/ has painted)
- I knew why I _____________ (had chosen/ had been chosen)
- The problem was explained to the children.
- Those pyramids were built around 400 AD.
- All the trouble was caused by your mother.
- The visitors were shown a collection of old manuscripts.
- I lent him ten thousand pounds last year.
- She is frightened of spiders.
- That picture was painted by my grandmother.
- I was shocked by his attitude.
- Excuse the mess. The house is being painted.
- I knew why I had been chosen.
Q. Change the Voices of the Verbs in the following Sentences.
- Who did the job?
- Can you break the door?
- Will she sing a song?
- Is he speaking English?
- Are you eating a banana?
- Why are you washing the car?
- When will he give the money?
- Where will he met you?
- How do you make a cake?
- Whom did you tell the story?
- By whom was the job done?
- Can the door be broken by you?
- Will a song be sung by her?
- Is English being spoken by him?
- Is a banana being eaten by you?
- Why is the car being washed by you?
- When will the money be given by him?
- Where will you be met by him?
- How is a cake made by you?
- To whom was the story told by you?