Examples Of Active And Passive Voice

If you want to learn English then we have provided the English grammer topics which will help you to understand the active and passive voices. These examples are best for your better understanding and if you are looking to learn Transform Into Complex you can also learn it.

(A) Present Indefinite Tense

Active

I hate physics like poison.

She sings a song.

Who teaches you history?

Does he help you?

Passive

Physics is hated like poison by me.

A song is sung by her.

By whom are you taught history?

Are you helped by him?

(B) Past Indefinite Tense

Active

I hated physics like poison.

She sang a song.

Who taught you history?

Did he help you?

Passive

Physics was hated like poison by me.

A song was sung by her.

By whom were you taught history?

Were you helped by him?

(C) Future Indefinite Tense

Active

I will hate physics like poison.

She will sing a song.

Who will teach you history?

Will he help you?

Passive

Physics shall be hated like poison by me.

A song will be sung by her.

By whom will you be taught history?

Will you be helped by him?

(D) Present Continuous Tense

Active

The peon is ringing the bell.

Why are you making a noise?

Who is ringing the bell?

Is he singing a song?

Passive

The bell is being rung by the peon.

Why is a noise being made by you?

By whom is the bell being rung?

Is a song being sung by him?\

(E) Past Continuous Tense

Active

They were singing a song.

What were they doing?

Was he teaching the class?

The peon was ringing the bell.

Passive

A song was being sung by them.

What was being done by them?

Was the class being taught by him?

The bell was being rung by the peon.

(F) Present Perfect Tense

Active

She has insulted her mother.

Have you stolen the book?

Who has rung the bell?

She has spoken the truth.

Passive

Her mother has been insulted by her.

Has the book been stolen by you?

By whom has the bell been rung?

The truth has been spoken by her.

(G) Past Perfect Tense

Active

She had insulted her mother.

Had you stolen the book?

Who had rung the bell?

She had spoken the truth

Passive

Her mother had been insulted by her.

Had the book been stolen by you?

By whom had the bell been rung?

The truth had been spoken by her.

(H) Future Perfect Tense

Active

She shall have insulted her mother.

Will you have seen the picture by then?

She will have caught the bird.

He will have stolen by pen.

Passive

Her mother will have been insulted by her.

Will the picture have been seen by you by then?

The bird will have been caught by her.

My pen will have been stolen by him.

Please note that future continuous, present perfect continuous, past perfect continuous and future perfect continuous tense do not have passive equivalents.

Now we will see some examples of Auxiliary verbs that will be helpful for you to better understanding the English Grammar.

AUXILIARY VERBS

Active

We should not laugh at the poor.

You must teach him.

We ought to obey our elders.

You can do it.

I could teach him a lesson.

May I see your pen?

He might follow his path.

May God bless you with a son!

Passive

The poor should not be laughed at by us.

He must be taught by you.

Our elders ought to be obeyed by us.

It can be done by you.

He could be taught a lesson by me.

May your pen be seen by me?

This path might be followed by him.

May you be blessed with a son by God!

USE OF WHO, WHAT, WHY, WHEN

Active

Who beat you?

Who broke your pen?

What have you done?

Why did you abuse him?

When do you visit the temple?

Passive

BY whom were you beaten?

By whom was your pen broken?

What has been done by you?

Why was he abused by you?

When is the temple visited by you?

USE OF KNOW, CONTAIN, PLEASE, ASTONISH, SURPRISE, DISGUST, ALARM

Active

Do you know him?

This cup contains milk.

His behaviour displeased me.

I cannot please everybody.

Her conduct astonished me.

This news alarmed me.

Passive

Is he known to you?

Milk is contained in this cup.

I was displeased at his behaviour.

Everybody cannot be pleased with me.

I was astonished at her conduct.

I was alarmed at this news.

Imperative Sentences

Active

Post this letter.

Obey your elders.

Do not pluck flowers.

Sit down.

Speak the truth.

Please help me.

Passive

Let this letter be posted.

Let your elders be obeyed.

You are ordered to sit down.

You are advised to speak the truth.

You are requested to help me.

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