Thursday, October 31, 2013

"Present continuous for active passive voice" (progressive)



Present continuous

Active voice Passive voice
"is/am/are + 1st form+ ing(present participle)" "is/am/are+ being+3rd form (past-participle)"
" I am writing a letter."
"I=subject am=(hv) writing=verb a letter=object"
"a letter is being written by me."
"He is writing letters." "letters are being written by him."
"He is teasing me." "I am being teased by him"

"Reason for using the passive voice"


"We use the passive voice when + the focus of the sentence is on the object instead of the subject or when the subject of the sentence is general or unknown to the writer.
5 resons to use passive voice
1-"The 'performer' is not known."
2-"The 'performer' is not important."
3-"It is observe desirable to conceal the identity of the 'performer'."
4-"An unbiased tone is needed for academic writing."
("An impersonal tone is also used for process descriptions.")
5-"A delicate tone is needed to smooth over an error or difficulty."

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

English grammar rules Active passive voice



Simple present tense

Active voice

Passive voice

"He,she ,it and singular=1stform + s/es" "Is,am,are+3rd form of verb is used (past participle)"
"I,we,you,they and plural=1st from of the verb" "He,she,it,singular=is i=am"
"I write a letter."
I/subject write/verb a letter/object.
"You,we,they,plural=are"
"A letter is written by me."
"He writes a letter."
He=subject writes=verb a letter=object
"A letter is written by him."
"She writes letters."
She=subject writes=verb letters=object
"Leters are written by her."
"The teacher punishes me."
"The teacher=subject punishes=verb me=object."
"I am punished by the teacher."

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Rules provision active , passive voice


rules provision active , passive voice

Active Passive Voice

active voice,subject +of sentence performs action.

Active voice

Subject/actor verb object/thing acted on
waheed aced exam.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Comprehensive Orientation passive voice


"The passive voice"


Denoting grammatical mood.Verb action suffered subject.("The passive voice")
"The passive voice"
Present Simple Tense Present Simple Tense Present Simple Tense
Ali is always helped. i am always hepled. we always helped.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

"Active and passive voice difference"


Active voice


In
Active voice
the subject of sentence performing the action.
The dog bit the boy.

Passive voice

In Passive voice
the subject of the sentence does not perform the action and is therefore Passive."Grammar denoting a voice of verbs in which the subject undergoes the action of the verb(e.g. they were killed as opposed to he killed them).the opposite of active."(oxforddictionaries) Passive voice

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Passive Active new Worksheet



Passive Active new Worksheet

Test knowledge of active,passive voice +with this grammar exercise. Each sentence given below is in the

active voice

. Change it into

passive voice.


1. She sings a song.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
2. The policeman killed the dacoit .
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
3. Help him.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
4. Farmers sow maize in the rainy season.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
5. Are you writing a letter?
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
6. The workers were digging a well.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
7. I will finish the job by the end of this year.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
8. Have you finished your work?
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
9. They have informed him of his father’s death.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
10. They took all the necessary precautions.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Answers
1. A song is sung by her. (Active verb – sings; passive verb – is sung)
2. The dacoit was killed by the policeman. (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 well 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 year. (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 father’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)

Passive voice exercises

Complete the following sentences using appropriate passive verb forms.
1.Door …………………………… wood.
a) is made by
b) is made from
c) is made with
2. The rickshaw ………………………………
a) is still fixed b) is still being fixed
c) has fixed
3. This bottle ………………………… plastic.
a) is made from
b) is made of
c) is made with
4. The student ………………………… by the teacher.
a) has punished
b) was punished
5. The dacoit ……………………………
a) have caught
b) have been caught
c) Either could be used here
6. Do you think the floor …………………………… by evening?
a) is repaired
b) will be repaired
c) Either could be used here
7. The medicine ………………………….. with food.
a) must take
b) must be taken
8. The Letter …………………………….
a) has sent
b) has been sent
c) has been send 9. The Letter ……………………… by courier this morning.
a) is sent
b) was sent
b) Either could be used here
10. The terrorism ……………………………….. now.
a) is being discussed
b) is discussed
c) Either could be here
Answers
1. Door is made from wood.
2. The rickshaw is still being fixed.
3. This bottle is made of plastic.
4. The student was punished by the teacher.
5. The dacoit have been caught.
6. Do you think the floor will be repaired by evening?
7. The medicine must be taken with food.
8. The letter has been sent.
9. The letter was sent by courier this morning.
10. The terrorism is being discussed now.
Difference between made of and made from
Made of is used when we identify the material used to make something.
Made from is used when a material is changed into a completely different form to make something.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Passive voice sentence


passive voice sentence


passive voice sentence

Present Progressive Past Progressive Past Perfect Future Perfect Conditional II Conditional III
A letter is being written by Saima. A letter was being written by Saima. A letter had been written by Saima. A letter will have been written by Saima. A letter would be written by Saima. A letter would have been written by Saima.

Active convert passive


"How convert active into passive"

while changing from the Active to passive voice observe the following rules.
1=The subject will become object.
2=The object will become subject.
3=The helping verb 'be' is used.
4= The 3rd form of the verb(past participle)is used.
5='by'is used before the object.

"Rules for the Active Passive voice"

Active passive voice worksheet answer pdf book

active and passive voice worksheet with answer pdf book
active passive voice worksheet answer pdf book

Friday, October 18, 2013

Active voice and passive voice pdf book

Active and passive voice


active and passive voice

active voice and passive voice

Active voice ,passive voice exercises


Active voice , passive voice exercises

verb is in

active voice

when it shows that the subject does some thing i;e. the subject is the doer of the action (the subject acts;and the action passes from the subject to object.) Examples: The kids ate all the Apples. Waheed guided the students. I break a cup. My mother beats me. Do you sell potatoes? She does not tell a lie He boils eggs. They make a noise. My father punishes me. Does she see the moon? we do not like apples.

Passive voice

The Apples were eaten by the kids. The students were guided by waheed. A Cup is broken by me. I am beaten by my mother. Are potatoes sold by you? A lie is not told by her. Eggs are boiled by him. Anoiss is made by them Iam punished by my father. Is the moon seen by her? sweets are not liked by us.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

EXERCISES 1


Rewrite these sentences in the

passive voice

. a. Someone built this house 200 years ago. _________________________________________________________________________________ b. A thief stole my purse. _________________________________________________________________________________ c. The police will arrest the robbers. _________________________________________________________________________________ d. They produce cars in this factory. _________________________________________________________________________________ e. They serve breakfast at eight o’clock every day. _________________________________________________________________________________ f. People throw away tones of rubbish every day. _________________________________________________________________________________ g. They make coffee in Brazil. _________________________________________________________________________________ h. Someone stole Jim’s bike lat night.

Exercises 2


Present Perfect

1. This exercise (write) mar 2. The child (take) to hospital. 3. The novel (translate) into German. 4. Many magazines (publish) lately. 5. All the work (finish). 6. Many new theatres (build) recently. 7. His car (sell) already. 8. My friend (not invite) to the reception. 9. Your question (answer) already. 10. A good job (offer) to me.

Future

1. These letters (sign) tomorrow 2. This bank (paint) next week 3. The lesson (finish) in 5 minutes 4. The shops (close) tomorrow 5. It (do) by Helen 6. A car race (hold) next month 7. His crime (punish) 8. All students (examine) by me 9. His arrival (announce) tomorrow 10. Our order (cancel).

"Active and Passive voice practice questions"

Put the verbs into the correct passive tense


exercises

Simple Present

1. English (teach) in this school. 2. The room (clean) every day. 3. A party (give) every Saturday. 4. This magazine (publish) every month. 5. The letters (deliver) every morning. 6. English (speak) in many countries. 7. These buildings (paint) every year. 8. Smoking (not permit) here. 9. This exhibition (hold) every year. 10. Our compositions (correct) every day

Simple Past

1. This book (write) by a famous artist. 2. The books (return) to the library. 3. A bank (rob) yesterday. 4. The lost dog (find) last night. 5. My house (build) in 1960. 6. She (send) to a school in England. 7. We (invite) to a party yesterday. 8. This road (repair) last year. 9. My car (steal) last week. 10. Hamlet (write) by Shakespeare.

Present Perfect

1. This exercise (write) mar. 2. The child (take) to hospital. 3. The novel (translate) into German. 4. Many magazines (publish) lately. 5. All the work (finish). 6. Many new theatres (build) recently. 7. His car (sell) already. 8. My friend (not invite) to the reception. 9. Your question (answer) already. 10. A good job (offer) to me.