Change of Voice
Voice shows the relationship between the doer of an action (subject) and the receiver of that action (object).
In the English Language, there are two voices.
A. Active Voice: A verb is said to be in active voice when the subject performs the verb. (Example – I write a letter)
B. Passive Voice: When the action of the verb is done to the subject. The verb is said to be in the passive voice. (Example – A letter is written by me)
|Tense||Verb (active)||Verb (Passive)|
|Simple Present||Write/writes||Am/is/are written|
|Simple Past||Wrote||Was/were written|
|Simple Future||Shall/will write||Shall/will be written|
|Present Continuous||Is/am/are writing||Is/are/am being written|
|Past Continuous||was/were writing||Was/were being written|
|Present Perfect||Has/have written||Has/have been written|
|Past Perfect||Had written||Had been written|
|Future Perfect||Will/shall have written||Will/shall have been written|
Note – 1. In Passive Voice always use the past participle third form of the verb.
2. Active to Passive is not possible of these Tenses – Present Perfect Continuous, Past Perfect Continuous, Future Perfect Continuous, and Future Continuous.
Change of Pronoun (Objective form)
|Active Voice||Passive Voice||Active Voice||Passive Voice|
Exercises on Active to Passive Voice
|Active Voice||Passive Voice|
|He opens the door.||The door is opened by him|
|We set the table||The table is set by us|
|She pays a lot of money.||A lot of money is paid by her.|
|I draw a picture.||A picture is drawn by me.|
|They wear blue shoes.||Blue shoes are worn by them.|
|They don’t help you||You are not helped by them.|
|He doesn’t open the book.||The book is not opened by him.|
|You do not write the letter.||The letter is not written by you.|
|Does your mum pick you up?||Are you picked up by your mum?|
|Does the police officer catch the thief?||Is the thief caught by the police officer?|