Examples of Active and passive voice simple present tense

Formula, Structure, Rules for simple present tense

Formula 

 

Active voice Passive voice

(auxiliary verb- is/are+by)

Simple subject+verb+object object+is/are+past participle(V3)+ by+subject
Negative subject+do/does not+verb+object object+is/are+not+past participle(V3)+by+suject
Interrogative do/does+subject+verb+object is/are+object+past participle(V3)+by+subject
Interrogative+Negative do/does+subject+not+verb+object is/are+object+not+past participle(V3)+by+subject

Examples:

Active: He plays football.

Passive: Football is played by him.

 

Active: He does not play football.

Passive: Football is not played by him.

 

Active: Does he play football?

Passive: Is football played by him?

 

Active: Does he not play football?

Passive: Is he not play football?

 

Active: She writes a book.

Passive: A book is written by her.

 

Active: She does not write a book.

Passive: A book is not written by her.

 

Active: Does she write a book?

Passive: Is a book written by her?

 

Active: Does she not write a book?

Passive: Is a book not written by her?

 

Active: Hewlett-Packard types a document.

Passive: A document is written by Hewlett-Packard.

 

Active: Hewlett-Packard does not type a document.

Passive: A document is not typed by Hewlett-Packard.

 

Active: Does Hewlett-Packard type a document?

Passive: Is a document typed by Hewlett-Packard?

 

Active: Does Hewlett-Packard not type a document?

Passive: Is a document not typed by Hewlett-Packard?

 

Active: A cat drinks milk.

Passive: Milk is drunk by a cat.

 

Active: A cat does not drink milk.

Passive: Milk is not drunk by a cat.

 

Active: Does a cat drink milk?

Passive: Is milk drunk by a cat?

 

Active: Does a cat not drink milk?

Passive: Is milk not drunk by a cat? 

 

Active: They enjoy a picnic.

Passive: A picnic is enjoyed by them.

 

Active: They do not enjoy a picnic.

Passive: A picnic is not enjoyed by them.

 

Active: Do they enjoy a picnic?

Passive: Is a picnic enjoyed by them?

 

Active: Do they not enjoy a picnic?

Passive: Is a picnic not enjoyed by them?

 

Active: Tim Berners-Lee enters the gate.

Passive: The gate is entered by Tim Berners-Lee.

 

Active: Tim Berners-Lee does not enter the gate.

Passive: The gate is not entered by Tim Berners-Lee.

 

Active: Does Tim Berners-Lee enter the gate?

Passive: Is the gate entered by Tim Berners-Lee?

 

Active: Does Tim Berners-Lee enter the gate?

Passive: Is the gate not entered by Tim Berners-Lee?

 

Active: I plant flowers.

Passive: Flowers are planted by me.

 

Active: I do not plant flowers.

Passive: Flowers are not planted by me.

 

Active: Do I plant flowers?

Passive: Are flowers not planted by me?

 

Active: Do I not plant flowers?

Passive: Are flowers not planted by me?

 

Active: James Gosling takes breakfast.

Passive: Breakfast is taken by James Gosling.

 

Active: James Gosling does not take breakfast.

Passive: Breakfast is not taken by James Gosling.

 

Active: Does James Gosling take breakfast?

Passive: Is breakfast taken by James Gosling.

 

Active: Does James Gosling not take breakfast?

Passive: Is breakfast not taken by James Gosling?

 

Active: we eat mangoes.

Passive: Mangoes are eaten by us.

 

Active: We do not eat mangoes.

Passive: Mangoes are not eaten by us.

  

Active: Do we eat mangoes?

Passive: Are mangoes eaten by us?

 

Active: Do we not eat mangoes?

Passive: Are mangoes not eaten by us?

 

Active: I make noodles.

Passive: Noodles are made by me.

 

Active: I do not make noodles.

Passive: Noodles are not made by me.

 

Active: Do I make noodles?

Passive: Are noodles made by me?

 

Active: Do I not make noodles?

Passive: Are noodles not made by me?

 

Active: Linus joins an office.

Passive: An office is joined by Steve Jobs.

 

Active: Linus does not join an office.

Passive: An office is joined by Linus.

 

Active: Does Linus join an office?

Passive: Is an office joined by Linus?

 

Active: Does Linus not join an office?

Passive: Is an office not join by Linus?

 

Active: Torvalds water plants.

Passive: Plants are watered by Torvalds.

 

Active: Torvalds does not water plants.

Passive: Plants are not watered by Torvalds.

 

Active: Does Torvalds water plants?

Passive: Are plants watered by Torvalds?

 

Active: Does Torvlds not water plants?

Passive: Are plants not watered by Torvalds?

 

Active: Bill Gates earns money.

Passive: Money is earned by Bill Gates.

 

Active: Bill Gates does not earn money.

Passive: Money is not earned by Bill Gates.

 

Active: Does Bill Gates earn money?

Passive: Is money earned by Bill Gates?

 

Active: Does Bill Gates not earn money?

Passive: Is money not earned by Bill Gates? 

 

Active: You eat pasta.

Passive: Pasta is eaten by you.

 

Active: You do not eat pasta.

Passive: Pasta is not eaten by you.

 

Active: Do you eat pasta?

Passive: Is pasta eaten by you?

 

Active: Do you not eat pasta? 

Passive: Is pasta not eaten by you?

 

Active: They play a game.

Passive: A game is played by them.

 

Active: They do not play a game.

Passive: A game is not played by them.

 

Active: Do they play a game?

Passive: Is a game played by them?

 

Active: Do they not play a game?

Passive: Is a game not played by them?

 

Active: Steve Jobs paints a picture.

Passive: A picture is painted by Steve Jobs.

 

Active: Steve Jobs does not paint a picture.

Passive: A picture is not painted by Steve Jobs.

 

Active: Does Steve Jobs paint a picture?

Passive: Is a picture painted by Does Steve?

 

Active: Does Does Steve paint a picture?

Passive: Is a picture painted by Does Steve?

Learn More About Active & Passive Voice

  1. Simple present tense – Active and passive voice
  2. Present continuous tense – Active passive voice
  3. Present perfect tense – Active passive voice
  4. Simple past tense – Active Passive voice
  5. Past continuous tense – Active passive voice
  6. Past perfect tense –  Active passive voice
  7. Simple future tense – Active passive voice
  8. Future perfect tense – Active passive voice
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