Examples of Active passive voice Past perfect tense

Prof. Fazal Rehman Shamil
Last modified on September 11th, 2021

Formula, Structure, and Rules for Past perfect tense Active and passive voice

Formula for  Active voice Passive voice

(auxiliary verb- had+been+by)

Simple subject+had+verb(3)+object object+had+been+past participle(V3)+ by+subject
Negative subject+had+not+verb(3)+object object+had+not+been+past participle(V3)+by+subject
Interrogative had+subject+verb(3)+object had+object+been+past participle(V3)+by+subject
Interrogative+Negative had+subject+not+verb(3)+object had+object+not+been+past participle(V3)+by+subject

Examples: 

 

Active: He had played football.

Passive: Football had been played by him.

 

Active: He had not played football.

Passive: Football had not been played by him.

 

Active: Had he played football?

Passive: Had football been played by him?

 

Active: Had he not played football?

Passive: Had football not been played by him?

 

Active: She Had written a book.

Passive: A book Had been written by her.

 

Active: She had not written a book.

Passive: A book had not been written by her.

 

Active: Had she written a book?

Passive: Had a book been written by her?

 

Active: Had she not written a book?

Passive: Had a book not been written by her?

 

Active: Hewlett-Packard had typed a document.

Passive: A document had been typed by Hewlett-Packard.

 

Active: Hewlett-Packard had not typed a document.

Passive: A document had not been typed by Hewlett-Packard.

 

Active: Had Hewlett-Packard typed a document?

Passive: Had a document been typed by Hewlett-Packard? 

 

Active: Had Hewlett-Packard not typed a document?

Passive: Had a document not been typed by Hewlett-Packard? 

 

Active: A cat had drunk milk.

Passive: Milk had been drunk by a cat.

 

Active: A cat had not drunk milk.

Passive: Milk had not been drunk by a cat.

 

Active: Had a cat drunk milk?

Passive: Had milk been drunk by a cat?

 

Active: Had a cat not drunk milk?

Passive: Had milk not been drunk by a cat?

 

Active: They had enjoyed a picnic.

Passive: A picnic had been enjoyed by them.

 

Active: They had not enjoyed a picnic.

Passive: A picnic had not been enjoyed by them.

 

Active: Had they enjoyed a picnic?

Passive: Had a picnic been enjoyed by them?

 

Active: Had they not enjoyed a picnic?

Passive: Had a picnic not been enjoyed by them?

 

Active: Tim Berners-Lee had entered the gate.

Passive: The gate had been entered by  Tim Berners-Lee.

 

Active: Tim Berners-Lee had not entered the gate.

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

 

Active: Had Tim Berners-Lee entered the gate?

Passive: Had the gate been entered by Tim Berners-Lee?

 

Active: Had Tim Berners-Lee not entered the gate?

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

 

Active: I had planted flowers.

Passive: Flowers had been planted by me.

 

Active: I had not planted flowers.

Passive: Flowers had not been planted by me.

 

Active: Had I planted flowers?

Passive: Had flowers been planted by me?

 

Active: Had I not planted flowers?

Passive: Had flowers not been planted by me?

 

Active: James Gosling had taken breakfast.

Passive: Breakfast had been taken by James Gosling.

 

 Active: James Gosling had not taken breakfast.

Passive: Breakfast had not been taken by James Gosling.

 

Active: Had James Gosling taken breakfast?

Passive: Had breakfast been taken by James Gosling?

 

 Active: Had James Gosling not taken breakfast?

Passive: Had breakfast not been taken by James Gosling?

 

Active: We had eaten mangoes.

Passive: Mangoes had been eaten by us.

 

Active: We had not eaten mangoes.

Passive: Mangoes had not been eaten by us.

 

Active: Had we eaten mangoes?

Passive: Had mangoes been eaten by us?

  

Active: Had we not eaten mangoes?

Passive: Had mangoes not been eaten by us?

 

Active: I had made noodles.

Passive: Noodles had been made by me.

 

Active: I had not made noodles.

Passive: Noodles had not been made by me.

 

Active: Had I made noodles?

Passive: Had noodles been made by me?

 

Active: Had I not made noodles?

Passive: Had noodles not been made by me?

 

Active: Linus had joined an office.

Passive: An office had been joined by Linus.

 

Active: Linus had not joined an office.

Passive: An office had not been joined by Linus.

 

Active: Had Linus joined an office?

Passive: Had an office been joined by Linus?

 

Active: Had Linus not joined an office?

Passive: Had an office not been joined by Linus?

 

Active: Torvalds had watered plants.

Passive: Plants had been watered by Torvalds.

 

Active: Torvalds had not watered plants.

Passive: Plants had not been watered by Torvalds.

 

Active: Had Torvalds watered plants?

Passive: Had plants been watered by Torvalds?

 

Active: Had Torvalds not watered plants?

Passive: Had plants not been watered by Torvalds?

 

Active: Bill Gates had earned money.

Passive: Money had been earned by Bill Gates.

 

Active: Bill Gates had not earned money.

Passive: Money had not been earned by Bill Gates.

 

Active: Had Bill Gates earned money?

Passive: Had money been earned by Bill Gates?

 

Active: Had Bill Gates not earned money?

Passive: Had money not been earned by Bill Gates?

 

Active: You had eaten pasta.

Passive: Pasta had been eaten by you.

 

Active: You had not eaten pasta.

Passive: Pasta had not been eaten by you.

 

Active: Had you eaten pasta?

Passive: Had pasta been eaten by you?

 

Active: Had you not eaten pasta?

Passive: Had pasta not been eaten by you?

 

Active: They had played a game.

Passive: A game had been played by them.

 

Active: They had not played a game.

Passive: A game had not been played by them.

 

Active: Had they played a game?

Passive: Had a game been played by them?

 

Active: Had they not played a game?

Passive: Had a game not been played by them?

 

Active: Steve Jobs had painted a picture.

Passive: A picture has been painted by Steve Jobs. 

 

Active: Steve Jobs has not painted a picture.

Passive: A picture had not been painted by Steve Jobs. 

 

Active: Had Steve Jobs painted a picture?

Passive: Had a picture been painted by Steve Jobs?

 

Active: Had Steve Jobs painted a picture?

Passive: Had a picture been painted by Steve Jobs?

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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