Active Voice and Passive Voice

In a sentence has been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice.

Q.1 The agent had disclosed the secret before it was evening.

  1. The secret was disclosed by the agent before it was evening.
  2. The secret had disclosed by the agent before it had been evening.
  3. The secret had been disclosed by the agent before it was evening.
  4. The secret was disclosed by the agent before it had been evening.

ANSWER: (3) The secret had been disclosed by the agent before it was evening.

 

2. Surely the lost child must have been found by now.

  1. Surely must have found the lost child by now.
  2. Surely someone must have found the lost child by now.
  3. Surely now must have found the lost child
  4. Now must have found the lost child surely.

ANSWER: (2) Surely someone must have found the lost child by now.

 

3. We serve hot meals till 10:30;- guests can order coffee and sandwiches up to 11:30.

  1. Hot meals are serving till 10.30 ; coffee and sandwiches are ordering by guests till 11.30.
  2. Hot meals are being served till 10:30 ; coffee and sandwiches are being ordered till 11:30.
  3. Hot meals are served till 10.30; coffee and sandwiches may be ordered till 11.30.
  4. Hot meals will be served till 10.30; coffee and sandwiches will be ordered upto 11.30.

ANSWER: (3) Hot meals are served till 10.30; coffee and sandwiches may be ordered till 11.30.

 

4. Lie face-down; stretch your arms in front.

  1. You are face down, arms are to be outstretched
  2. You should be lying face down, with arms outstretched.
  3. You should be lying face down; let arms stretch out.
  4. Let face be down; let arms be stretched out.

ANSWER: (4) Let face be down; let arms be stretched out.

 

5. The Greeks expected to win the international trophy.

  1. It was expected that the Greeks would win the international trophy.
  2. The international trophy was expected to be won by the Greeks.
  3. It was expected that the Greeks will win the international trophy.
  4. It was expected by the Greeks that they would win the international trophy.

ANSWER: (4) It was expected by the Greeks that they would win the international trophy.

 

6 When he left school, the textbooks were put aside by him and were never reopened.

  1. After he left school, he put aside his textbooks and they were never reopened.
  2. He put aside his textbooks when he left school and never reopened them.
  3. He put aside his textbooks when he left school and were never reopened by him.
  4. He put aside his textbooks as he left school and never reopened.

ANSWER: (2) He put aside his textbooks when he left school and never reopened them.

 

7 A selfish person foists all his problems on unfortunate friends.

  1. All the problems are foisted by a selfish person on his unfortunate friend
  2. Foisted on his unfortunate friend the problems of a selfish person.
  3. All his problems are foisted unfortunate friends by a selfish.
  4. All the problems are foisted unfortunate friends by a selfish

ANSWER: (1) All the problems are foisted by a selfish person on his unfortunate friend

 

8 End the war now !

  1. Now must the war be ended.
  2. The war must be ended now.
  3. You must end the war now.
  4. Must the war be ended now.

ANSWER: (2) The war must be ended now.

 

9 I was constantly being asked for money

  1. I was constantly asking for money
  2. They constantly asked for money.
  3. I constantly asked them for money
  4. They were constantly asking me for money.

ANSWER: (4) They were constantly asking me for money.

 

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