09 Dec 2016

NECESSARY CHANGES IN THE PASSIVE

NECESSARY CHANGES IN THE PASSIVE At times we have to change a sentence in the active voice into a sentence in the passive voice. Let’s see what changes are necessary. 1. As you see in the above two sentences the object of the active sentence becomes the subject of the

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09 Dec 2016

When prepositions ‘WITH’, ‘TO’, ‘IN’, ‘AT’, etc are used instead of ‘BY’ in the object of the passive

When prepositions ‘WITH’, ‘TO’, ‘IN’, ‘AT’, etc are used instead of ‘BY’ in the object of the passive 1. When the subject of the active sentence is a person and its verb is not an action, rather it’s telling the state of mind or feeling; e.g. 1. I know her. =She is

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09 Dec 2016

WHEN the subject of the active need not be mentioned in the passive voice

WHEN the subject of the active need not be mentioned in the passive voice 1. When the doer of the action i.e. subject is obvious 2. When the subject in the active is vague like PEOPLE, ONE, SOMEONE, THEY, WE, etc. EXAMPLES 1. The police arrested the thief. = The

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09 Dec 2016

WHEN THE OBJECT HAS POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVE IN THE ACTIVE VOICE — RULES OF PASSIVE

WHEN THE OBJECT HAS POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVE IN THE ACTIVE VOICE — RULES OF PASSIVE Sometimes possessive adjective (my, our, your, his, her, their, its, one’s) of the subject is mentioned in the object of the active voice, in such a case, while converting such a sentence into the passive, we

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09 Dec 2016

RULES OF ‘TWO OBJECTS’ IN THE ACTIVE

RULES OF ‘TWO OBJECTS’ IN THE ACTIVE Verbs that take two objects in the active voice, can be changed into passive with either of the objects as subject of the passive. But if the object denoting a person is not made the subject of the passive, a suitable preposition like

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09 Dec 2016

‘VERB+PREPOSITION’ IN THE PASSIVE VOICE

‘VERB+PREPOSITION’ IN THE PASSIVE VOICE When VERB+PREPOSITION is there in the active, the preposition remains immediately after the verb in the passive also. 1. You can play with these cubs quite safely. = These cubs can be played with quite safely. 2. We must write to him. = He must

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09 Dec 2016

PASSIVE VOICE OF INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES

PASSIVE VOICE OF INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES 1. Who did this? = By whom was this done? [In an interrogative sentence beginning with WHO the subject is always WHO itself. In the above sentence THIS is the object; therefore THIS will become the subject of the passive. As we need a question

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09 Dec 2016

PASSIVE VOICE OF IMPERATIVE SENTENCES

PASSIVE VOICE OF IMPERATIVE SENTENCES 1. Do it at once. = You are ordered/asked to do it once. OR Let it be done at once. 2. Bring a glass of water. = You are ordered to bring a glass of water. OR Let a glass of water be brought. 3. Save

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09 Dec 2016

USE OF ‘IT’ IN THE PASSIVE VOICE

USE OF ‘IT’ IN THE PASSIVE VOICE If the verb in the active is followed by a TO+INFINITIVE or a THAT-CLAUSE, you can change the active into the passive in the following ways; e.g. 1. People  consider that Mohan is a fool. = It is considered that Mohan is a fool

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09 Dec 2016

‘IT IS TIME’ RULES IN THE PASSIVE VOICE

‘IT IS TIME’ RULES IN THE PASSIVE VOICE Active sentences beginning with ‘IT IS TIME’ are converted into passive by ‘IT IS TIME + FOR + NOUN/PRONOUN + TO BE + V3’, e.g. 1. It is time to close the shop. = It is time for the shop to be closed.

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