Active and passive voice worksheet

September 29, 2013pdf

Test your knowledge of active and passive voice with this grammar exercise. Each sentence given below is in the active voice. Change it into passive voice.

1. He sings a song.

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2. The boy killed the spider.

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3. Help him.

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4. Farmers sow maize in the rainy season.

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5. Are you writing a letter?

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6. The workers were digging a canal.

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7. I will finish the job by the end of this week.

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8. Have you finished your job?

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9. They have informed him of his mother’s death.

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10. They took all the necessary precautions.

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Answers

1. A song is sung by him. (Active verb – sings; passive verb – is sung)

2. The spider was killed by the boy. (Active verb – killed; passive verb – was killed)

3. Let him be helped. (Imperative sentences in the passive voice begin with let.)

4. Maize is sown in the rainy season. (Active verb – sow; passive verb – is/are sown)

5. Is a letter being written by you? (Active verb – is/are writing; passive verb – is/are being written)

6. A canal was being dug by the workers. (Active verb – was/were digging; passive verb – was/were being dug)

7. The job will be finished (by me) by the end of this week. (Active verb – will finish; passive verb –will be finished)

8. Has your job been finished by you? (Active verb – has/have finished; passive verb – has/have been finished)

9. He has been informed of his mother’s death. (Active verb – has/have informed; passive verb – has/have been informed)

10. All the necessary precautions were taken by them. (Active verb – took; passive verb – was/were taken)

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