Voice Change Exercise For Class 7

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Voice Change Exercise: In order to broaden your grammatical prowess and flair to expressive writing it is essential to master the art of converting active voice to passive voice. This blog article will help you master solving exercises based on active and passive voice. The form of the verb that tells whether the subject of the action does an action or receives the action is called a voice. Before solving active and passive voice exercises, Let us quickly refresh our memories on active and passive voice.

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Understanding Active and Passive Voice 

In active voice, the subjects perform the action, or emphasis is laid on the doer in the sentence.

For example: Sita sang a song.

Here in this sentence, Sita does the action of singing.

On the other hand, in the passive voice, the subject is acted upon and emphasis is laid on action instead of the subject.

For example:

A song is sung by Sita.

Here in this sentence, the song (subject ) is being acted upon.

S      V          O

 Sita sang a song

 S           V            O

A song is sung by Sita.

Changes of Pronouns in Active and Passive Voice

Keep these rules in your mind while changing pronouns from active to passive voice.

Active Voice Passive Voice
I Me
We Us
You You
He  His
She Her
It It
They Them

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Exercise 1 Active and Passive Voice

Change the following sentences using the correct form of active and passive verbs. Choose the answer from the given options:

  1. The mistake ___________  to the students. (explained, was explained)
  2. That picture ____________ by my brother.  (painted, was painted)
  3. Boys ______kites in the sky. (flew, was flown)
  4. He  ____________ of the rats. (frightened, is frightened)
  5. She ____________by his attitude. (shocked, was shocked)
  6. All the trouble ______________ by your sister. (was caused, caused)
  7. Girls _________ football in the garden. (are playing, playing)
  8. We ___________vegetables in the garden. (grow, was growing)
  9. She __________ him two thousand rupees last year. (lent, lend)
  10. I _____________ my work. ( have completed, completed)

Answers Exercise 1 Active and Passive Voice

Match your answers with the solved exercise.

  1. Was explained
  2. Was painted
  3. Flew
  4. Is Frightened
  5. Was shocked
  6. Was Caused
  7. Are Playing
  8. Grow 
  9. Lent 
  10. Have Completed 

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Exercise 2 Active to Passive Voice

Change the following sentences from active to passive voice.

  1. She elected him the team lead.
  2. The boys laughed at the beggar.
  3. The police caught the thief.
  4. The soldiers attacked the troupe of the enemy.
  5. The cat split the jug of water.
  6. She has ordered the Pizza.
  7. She will complete her task.
  8. They will have got their money till now.
  9. We grow vegetables.
  10. Switch off the lights.

Answers Exercise 2 Active to Passive Voice

Match your answers with the solved exercise.

  1. He was selected team lead by him.
  2. The beggar was laughed at by the boys.
  3. The thief was caught by the police.
  4.  The troupe of the enemy was attacked by the soldiers.
  5.  The jug of water was split by the cat.
  6.  The pizza was ordered by her.
  7.  Her task will be completed by her.
  8. Their money will have been got by them till now.
  9. Vegetables are grown by them.
  10.  You are requested to switch off the lights.

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Exercise 3 Passive to Active Voice

Change the following sentences from active to passive voice.

  1. A novel has been written by Sita.
  2. His lessons have been learned by him.
  3. Has the work been completed by you?
  4. Was the work completed by her?
  5. The burglar has been caught by the police.
  6. The match has been won by the boys of our school.
  7. The tiger has been caught by the hunter.
  8. Patients are looked after by the doctors.
  9. My kit was stolen by somebody yesterday.
  10.  The man is arrested by the police.

Answers Exercise 3 Passive to Active Voice

Match your answers with the solved exercise.

  1. Sita has written a novel.
  2. He has learned his lessons.
  3. Has she completed her work?
  4. Did she complete her work?
  5. The police have caught the burglar.
  6. The boys of our school won the match.
  7. The hunter has caught the tiger.
  8. The doctors look after the patients.
  9.  Somebody stole my kit yesterday.
  10.  The police arrest the thief.

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As you have completed your practice for the Active and Passive Voices, let’s Learn All About Adjectives in English Grammar!

FAQs

Q1 What is the difference between active and passive voice?

In active voice, the subject is the doer in the sentence. The structure of active voice is Subject-Verb-Object.
Example: “My mother (subject) baked (verb) the cake (object).”
Whereas In passive voice, the subject receives the action instead of performing an action. The structure is generally Object-Verb-Subject.
Example: “The cake (subject) was baked (verb) by my mother (agent).”

Q2. Why is it important to understand active and passive voice?

Both Active and passive voice is pivotal for effective communication. It helps convey information in a clear and concise manner. It influences the tone of the writing and enables writers to emphasize or de-emphasize certain elements in a sentence.

Q3. When should I use active voice?

Active voice is used when the focus is on the doer of the action. It makes the sentence more direct and engaging. It is commonly used in literature, journalism, and everyday communication.

Q4. When should I use passive voice?

Passive voice is used when the focus is on the receiver of the action or when the doer is unknown or less important. It is commonly used in scientific or formal writing.

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