Examples of Active Passive voice Present Simple past tense

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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