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Interchange of Active and Passive Voice

Patterns and Examples · English Daily Use

by Manik Joshi


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This Book Covers The Following Topics:Active and Passive VoiceInterchange of Active and Passive Voice1. First or Second Form of Verb2. Auxiliary Verb 'Be' + -ING Form of Verb3. Have/Has/Had + Past Participle4. Present/Future Modals + Verb Word5. Past Modals + Past Participle6. Verb + Preposition7. Main Verb + Object + Complement8. Main Verb + Object + Object9. Have/Has/Had + Infinitive (To + Verb)10. Auxiliary Verb 'Be' + Infinitive (To + Verb)11. Verb + Object + Infinitive (Without 'To')12. There + Verb 'Be' + Noun + Infinitive13. Interrogative Sentences14. Imperative Sentences15. Principal Clause + That + Noun Clause (Object)16. Verb followed by —ING form or an Infinitive17. Use of Prepositions18. The Passive With Get19. Middle VoiceExercise — 01Exercise — 02Exercise — 03Sample This:VOICE - DefinitionVoice refers to the form of a verb that shows whether the subject of a sentence performs the action or is affected by it.ACTIVE VOICE - DefinitionThe form of a verb in which subject is the person or thing that performs the action.Example:They finished the work.[subject — "they", verb — "finished", object — "work"]In this sentence, the subject (they) acts on the object (work).Other Examples:The teacher praises him.She posted the letter.I buy new books.We will celebrate his birthday.PASSIVE VOICE - DefinitionThe form of a verb in which subject is affected by the action of the verb.Important Note — The object of the active voice becomes the subject in the passive voice.Example:The work was finished by them.[subject — "work", passive verb — "was finished", object — "them"]In this example, the subject (work) is not the doer; it is being acted upon by the doer 'them')Other Examples:He is praised by the teacher.The letter was posted by herNew books are bought by me.His birthday will be celebrated by us.WHEN TO USE PASSIVE VOICE(1). You should use passive voice when you do not know the active subject.(2). When you want to make the active object more important.(3). When active subject is obvious.(4). When you want to emphasize the action of the sentence rather than the doer of the action.(5). Passive voice is frequently used to describe scientific or mechanical processes(6). Passive voice is often used in news reports:(7). When active voice does not sound good.(8). When you want to make more polite or formal statements.(9). You can use passive voice to avoid responsibility.(10). You can also use passive voice for sentence variety in your writing.(11). You can also use passive voice when you want to avoid extra-long subjects.Changing Active Voice Into Passive VoiceRule 1:Move the object of the active voice into the position of subject (front of the sentence) in the passive voice. And move the subject of the active voice into the position of object in the passive voice.Rule 2:Passive voice needs a helping verb to express the action. Put the helping verb in the same tense as the original active sentence. The main verb of the active voice is always changed into past participle (third form of verb) in different ways.Rule 3:Place the active sentence's subject into a phrase beginning with the preposition 'by'.Rule 4:If the object in an active voice sentence is a pronoun (me, us, you, him, her, they, it), it changes in passive voice sentence as follows:me — I; us — we; you — you; him — he; her — she; them — they; it – itRule 5:Subject- Verb AgreementMake the first verb agree with the new subject in passive voice.Rule 6:When there are two objects (direct object and indirect object), only one object is interchanged. The second object remains unchanged.Following Tenses Cannot Be Changed Into Passive Voice:1. Present Perfect Continuous Tense2. Past Perfect Continuous Tense3. Future Continuous...

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Manik Joshi Was Born On Jan 26, 1979 At Ranikhet And Is Permanent Resident Of Haldwani, Kumaon Zone Of India. He Is An Internet Marketer By Profession. He Is Interested In Domaining (Business Of Buying And Selling Domain Names), Web Designing (Cre...

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