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Grammar of Grade 11 (Unit 19 - Voice)


Grammar (Voice)

Unit 19 Travel and Tourism (page 178)

A. Study the table given in your English textbook so that you can get some ideas about active and passive voice. 

B. Complete these sentences using the verbs given in the brackets.

a. Letters …… by the postman every day. (deliver)

Ans: were delivered

b. This bag …… in the bus yesterday. (find)

Ans: was found

c. The gate …… at 7:00 pm every evening. (lock)

Ans: is locked

d. I …… to the party last week. (invite)

Ans: was invited

e. The telephone …… by Graham Bell. (invent)

Ans: was invented

f. Muna Madan …… by Devkota. (write)

Ans: was written

g. How much money …… in the robbery? (steal)

Ans: was stolen

h. Do you know cheese …… from milk? (make)

Ans: is made

i.    I was born in Kathmandu, but …… in Dhangadhi. (grow)

Ans: was grown.

C. Change the following sentences into passive.

a. I didn’t fix the problem.

Ans: The problem was not fixed.

b. Police protect the town.

Ans: The town is protected by the police.

c. John’s mother raised him in a small town.

Ans: He has been raised in a small town by John's mother.

d. Someone painted the building last year.

Ans: The building was painted last year.

e. Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928.

Ans: Penicillin was discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming.

f. Some students study grammar on the Internet.

Ans: Grammar is studied on the Internet by some students.

g. Someone had broken the window by 3:00 p.m.

Ans: The window had been broken by 3:00 p.m.

h. A strange man was watching us.

Ans: We were being watched by a strange man.

i. Tokyo will hold the Olympics in 2020.

Ans: The Olympics will be held in Tokyo in 2020.

j. We are working on the report right now.

Ans: The report is being worked on right now.

k. My manager has told him to arrive earlier.

Ans: He has been told to arrive earlier by my manager.

l. They could not have made the mistake.

Ans: The mistake could not have been made.

m. I hope they are going to hire me soon.

Ans: I hope I am going to be hired soon.

n. I don't like people staring at me.

Ans: I don’t like being stared at.

o. She likes people waving at her.

Ans: She likes being waved at.

p. Who told you the story?

Ans: By whom were you told the story?

q. Is he repairing the bicycle?

Ans: Is the bicycle being repaired?

For rules of active and passive voice, you can go to the level of grammar rules of this blog. 

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