Voice change of Interrogative sentences.

INTERROGATIVE SENTENCE 

The sentences that make a question are called Interrogative Sentences. Interrogative sentences always start with an auxiliary verb or some wh question words. Interrogative sentences are of two kinds. They are -   

  • Yes no question
  • Wh question
Yes No Question

The question that can be answered with the words 'Yes' or 'No' are called Yes no question .
Example:-

a) Do you like coffee ?
= Yes, I do /  No, I don't 

b) Can you read the lesson ?
= Yes, I can /  No, I can't.

c) Did you tell her the matter ?
= Yes, I did / No I didn't .

If the active voice belongs to 'Yes no question' of interrogative sentence, it is changed into passive voice as given below.

1. Do you like to play kabaddi ?
= Is Kabaddi liked to play by you ?

2. Does she visit the temple regularly ?
= Is the temple visited by her regularly ?

3. Are the girls watering the flowers ?
= Are the flowers being watered by the girls ?

4. Can you  play cricket ?
= Can cricket be played by you ?

5. Have they taken the ticket from the counter ?
= Has the ticket been taken from the counter by them ?

6. Will you deposit the money today ?
= Will the money be deposited by you today ?

7. Were they playing cricket in the field ?
= Was cricket being played by them in the field ?

8. Should I answer the question ?
= Should the question be answered by me ?

9. Shall we invite her father to the meeting ?
= Will her father be invited to the meeting by us ?

10.  Should we  visit them ?
= Should they be visited by us ?

11. Does she read novel ?
= Is the novel read by her ?

12. Are the girls reading the novel ?
= Is the novel being read by the girls ?

13. Is she making a cup of tea for me ?
= Is a cup of tea being made for me by her ?

14. Was I not taking him to the market ?
= Was he not be taking to the market by me ?

15. Will she solve the problem ?
= Will the problem be solved by her ?

16. Had they written the letter to the headmaster ?
= Had the letter been written to the headmaster by you ?

17. Did you see my mother in the market ?
= Was my mother seen by you in the market ?

18. Would he do the work ? 
= Would the work be done by you ?

19. Can you tell me the matter ?
= Can the matter be told me by you ?

20. Will you meet my mother tonight ?
= Will my mother be met by you tonight ?

21. Could he solve the sum ?
= Could the sum be solved by him ?

22. Did they show you the gift ?
= Was the gift shown you by them ?

23. Were the girls rehearsing the drama ?
= Was the drama being rehearsed by the girls ?

24. Could you help me ?
= Could I be helped by you ?

25. Are you selling the vegetables ?
= Are the vegetables being sold by you ?

26. Have they told the matter of that girl ?
= Has the matter of that girl been told by them ?

27. Was I taking a cup of tea with them ?
= Was a cup of tea being taken by me with them ?

28. Does he know it ?
= Is it known to him ?

29. Does she prefer coffee ?
= Is coffee preferred by her ?

30. Will they ask her the questions now ?
= Will the question be asked her by them now ?

PASSIVE TO ACTIVE

1. Was the speech being delivered by the chief guests ?
= Was the chief guests delivering the speech ?

2. Is the colour red liked by Rinchi ?
= Does Rinchi like the colour red ?

3. Were the flowers being watered by the girls ?
= Were the girls watering the flowers ?  

VOICE CHANGE OF 'WH QUESTIONS'

The questions that can not be answered with the words 'yes' or 'no' are called Wh questions.
                            or
The questions that start with the wh question words are called Wh questions . The Wh question words are :- What, Which, Who, Whom, When, Why, Where, How etc.

Example

  • Who is your father ?
  • Where do you live ?
  • What is your father ?
If the active voice belongs to the Wh-question of the Imperative sentence, it is changed into passive voice as given below.

1. Where do they play cricket ?
= Where is cricket played by them ?

2. How did you solve the sum ?
= How was the sum solved by you ?

3. What are you doing ?
= What is being done by you ?

4. What are they playing ?
= What is being played by them ?

5. How will you solve the problem ?
= How will the problem be solved by you ?

6. Where will she meet me ?
= Where shall I be met by her ?

7. Which book did you present her in her birthday ?
=  Which book was she presented by you in her birthday ?

8. Which game do you like most ?
= Which game is liked by you most ?

9. When were the girls watering the flowers ?
= When were the flowers being watered by the girls ?

10.Whom did you tell the matter ?
=  Whom was told the matter by you ?

11.How can she sing it so well ?
= How it can be sung so well by her ?

12.Which festival does she like most ?
= Which festival is liked by you most ?

13.What is the student writing on the blackboard ?
= What is being written by the student on the blackboard ?

14. How many books did you give her ?
= How many books were given her by you ?

15. When do you  play cricket ?
= When is cricket played by you ?

16. Why did you not tell me the matter ?
= Why was I not told the matter by you ?

PASSIVE TO ACTIVE

1. How much money was expected by Lencho in the letter from God.
= How much money did Lencho expect in the letter from God ?

2. How many questions were you asked in the interview ?
= How many questions did the interviewer ask you in the interview.

3. Which word could not be uttered by her ?
= Which word could she not utter ?

4. Which festival is liked by you most ?
= Which festival do you like most ?

5. How has the question been answered by you ?
= How have you answered the question ?

6. Why was such an honourable job refused by your father ?
= Why did your father refuse such an honourable job ?

7. When was her father arrested ?
= When did the police arrest her father ?

8. What will be presented by her in the meeting ?
= What will she present in the meeting ?


 The active voice starting with the word ' Who ' , is changed into passive voice as given below .

1. Who told you the matter ?
= By whom was you told the matter ?

2. Who has broken the glass of the 
window ?
= By whom has the glass of the window been broken ?

3. Who will tell her the matter ?
= By whom will she be told the matter ?

4. Who will receive the guest ?
= By whom will the guest be received ?

5. Who posted the letters to that address ?
= By whom were the letters posted to that address ?


6. Who will preside over the meeting ?
= By whom will the meeting be presided over ?

7. Who plays cricket on the bank of the river ?
= By whom was cricket played on the bank of the river ?

8. Who received the letters ? 
= By whom was the letter received ?

9. Who has delivered the speech so nicely in the meeting ?
= By whom has the speech been delivered so nicely in the meeting ?

10. Who must do it by this evening ?
= By whom must it be done by the evening ?

11. Who was cooking rice for the guests ?
= By whom was rice being cooked for the guests ?

12.Who liked her singing very much ?
= By whom was her singing being liked very much ?

13. Who saw them playing cricket on the bank of the public pond ?
= By whom was they seen playing cricket on the bank of the public pond ?

14. Who could manage him within  a second ?
= By whom could he be managed within a second?

15. Who will compromise with him ?
=  By whom will he be compromised with ?

16. Who can trust a liar ?
= By whom can a liar be trusted ?

17. Who laughed at them ?
= By whom were they laugh at ?

18. Who wrote the letter so illegibly ?
= By whom was the letter written so illegibly ?

19. Who requested you to help me ?
= By whom were you requested to help me ?

20. Who can not but love her ?
= By whom can she be not but loved ?  

21. Who can tolerate this ?
= By whom this can be tolerated ?

22. Who was delivering the speech ?
= By whom was the speech being delivered ?

PASSIVE TO ACTIVE

a. By whom is the wall being painted ?
= Who is painting the wall.

b. By whom will my car being repaired ?
= Who will be repairing my car ?

c. By whom can the stars be counted ?
= Who can count the stars ?

d. By whom has the story been written ?
= Who has written the story ?

e. By whom was she made angry ?
= Who made her angry ?

f. By whom can this voice be changed ?
= Who can change this voice ?


CHANGE THE FORM OF VOICE OF THE FOLLOWING.

1.  Did She deal in coffee ?
2. Will you fill in the blanks ?
3. How can I help you ?
4. What are you telling ?
5. Who will trust you again ?
6. Are the girls telling the truth ?
7. What was the teacher teaching them ?








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