Examples of Active Passive voice Present Simple past tense

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

Formula, Structure, and Rules for Simple past tense

Formula for  Active voice Passive voice

(auxiliary verb- was/were+by)

Simple subject+verb+object object+was/were+past participle(V3)+ by+subject
Negative subject+did+not+verb+object object+was/were+not+past participle(V3)+by+subject
Interrogative did+subject+verb+object was/were+object+past participle(V3)+by+subject
Interrogative+Negative did+subject+not+verb+object was/were+object+not+past participle(V3)+by+subject

 

Examples: 

 

Active: He played football.

Passive: Football was played by him.

 

Active: He did not play football.

Passive: Football was not played by him.

 

Active: Did he play football?

Passive: Was football played by him?

 

Active: Did he not play football?

Passive: Was football not played by him?

 

Active: she wrote a book.

Passive: A book was written by her.

 

Active: She did not write a book.

Passive: A book was not written by her.

 

Active: Did she write a book?

Passive: Was a book written by her?

 

Active: Did she not write a book?

Passive: Was a book not written by her?

 

Active: Hewlett-Packard typed a document.

Passive: A document was typed by Hewlett-Packard.

 

Active: Hewlett-Packard did not type a document.

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

 

Active: Did Hewlett-Packard type a document?

Passive: Was a document typed by Hewlett-Packard?

 

Active: Did Hewlett-Packard not type a document?

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

 

Active: A cat drank milk.

Passive: Milk was drunk by a cat.

 

Active: A cat did not drink milk.

Passive: Milk was not drunk by a cat.

 

Active: Did a cat drink milk?

Passive: Was milk drunk by a cat?

 

Active: Did a cat not drink milk?

Passive: Was milk not drunk by a cat?

 

Active: They enjoyed a picnic.

Passive: A picnic was enjoyed by them.

 

Active: They did not enjoy a picnic.

Passive: A picnic was not enjoyed by them.

 

Active: Did they enjoy a picnic?

Passive: Was a picnic enjoyed by them?

 

Active: Did they not enjoy a picnic?

Passive: Was a picnic not enjoyed by them?

 

Active: Tim Berners-Lee entered the gate.

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

 

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

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

 

Active: Did Tim Berners-Lee enter the gate?

Passive: Was Tim Berners-Lee entered the gate?

 

Active: Did Tim Berners-Lee not enter the gate?

Passive: Was Tim Berners-Lee not entered the gate?

 

Active: I planted flowers.

Passive: Flowers were planted by me.

 

Active: I did not plant flowers.

Passive: Flowers were not planted by me.

 

Active: Did I plant flowers?

Passive: Were flowers planted by me?

 

Active: Did I not plant flowers?

Passive: Were flowers not planted by me?

 

Active: James Gosling took breakfast.

Passive: Breakfast was taken by James Gosling.

 

Active: James Gosling did not take breakfast.

Passive: Breakfast was not taken by James Gosling.

 

Active: Did James Gosling take breakfast?

Passive: Was breakfast taken by James Gosling?

 

Active: Did James Gosling not take breakfast?

Passive: Was breakfast not taken by James Gosling?

 

Active: We ate mangoes.

Passive: Mangoes were eaten by me.

 

Active: We did not eat mangoes?

Passive: Mangoes were not eaten by me.

 

Active: Did we eat mangoes?

Passive: Were mangoes eaten by us?

 

Active: Did we not eat mangoes?

Passive: Were mangoes not eaten by us?

 

Active: I made noodles.

Passive: Noodles were made by us.

 

Active: I did not make noodles.

Passive: Noodles were not made by me.

 

Active: Did I make noodles?

Passive: Were noodles made by me?

 

Active: Did I not make noodles?

Passive: Were noodles not made by me?

 

Active: Linus joined an office.

Passive: An office was joined by Linus.

 

Active: Linus did not join an office.

Passive: An office was not joined by Linus.

 

Active: Did Linus join an office?

Passive: Was an office not joined by Linus?

 

Active: Did Linus not join an office?

Passive: Was an office not joined by Linus?

 

Active: Torvalds watered plants.

Passive: Plants were watered by Torvalds.

Active: Torvalds did not water plants.

Passive: Plants were not watered by Torvalds.

 

Active: Did Torvalds water plants?

Passive: Were plants watered by Torvalds?

 

Active: Did Torvalds not water plants?

Passive: Were plants not watered by Torvalds?

 

Active: Bill Gates earned money.

Passive: Money was earned by Bill Gates.

 

Active: Bill Gates did not earn money.

Passive: Money was not earned by Bill Gates.

 

Active: Did Bill Gates earn money?

Passive: Was money earned by Bill Gates?

 

Active: Did Bill Gates not earn money?

Passive: Was money not earned by Bill Gates?

 

Active: You ate pasta.

Passive: Pasta was eaten by you.

 

Active: You did not eat pasta.

Passive: Pasta was not eaten by you.

 

Active: Did you eat pasta?

Passive: Was pasta eaten by you?

 

Active: Did you not eat pasta?

Passive: Was pasta not eaten by you?

 

Active: They played a game.

Passive: A game was played by them.

 

Active: They did not play a game.

Passive: A game was not played by them.

 

Active: Did they play a game?

Passive: Was a game played by them?

 

Active: Did they not play a game?

Passive: Was a game not played by them?

 

Active: Steve Jobs painted a picture.

Passive: A picture was painted by Steve Jobs.

 

Active: Steve Jobs did not paint a picture.

Passive: A picture was not painted by Steve Jobs.

 

Active: Did Steve Jobs paint a picture?

Passive: Was a picture painted by Steve Jobs?

 

Active: Did Steve Jobs not paint a picture?

Passive: Was a picture not 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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