Examples of Active and passive voice simple present tense

By Prof. Fazal Rehman Shamil
Last modified on March 3rd, 2022

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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