TRANSFORMATION OF SENTENCES (ACTIVE/PASSIVE)


Direction: In the following questions, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive /Active Voice.

  1. You might have given this information earlier.
    1. This information might have been given earlier.
    2. This information could have been given earlier.
    3. This information was given much earlier.
    4. This information might be given by you earlier.

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    Subject + might have been + V3 + Adverb

    Correct Option: A

    Subject + might have been + V3 + Adverb


  1. The breakfast will have been finished by eight.
    1. They will finish the breakfast by eight.
    2. They will finish the breakfast at eight.
    3. They will have finished the breakfast by eight.
    4. They will be finishing the breakfast at eight.

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    Subject + will have + V3 + object

    Correct Option: C

    Subject + will have + V3 + object



  1. Did they pay the clerks their salary on the first day of the month?
    1. Were the clerks paid their salary on the first day of the month?
    2. Are the clerks paid their salary on the first day of the month?
    3. Was the clerk paid his salary on the first day of the month?
    4. Were the clerks being paid their salary.

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    Was/were + Subject + V3 + object

    Correct Option: A

    Was/were + Subject + V3 + object


  1. Should you have interrupted me while I was speaking?
    1. Should I have been interrupted while I was speaking?
    2. Should I be interrupted while I am speaking?
    3. Should I have been interrupted by them while I was speaking?
    4. Should I not be interrupted while I am speaking?

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    Should + Subject + have been + V3

    Correct Option: A

    Should + Subject + have been + V3



  1. Had work been resumed by the labourers before the manager arrived?
    1. Have the labourers resumed work before the arrival of the manager?
    2. Had the labourers resumed work before the manager arrived?
    3. Had they resumed the work before the manager came?
    4. Had the labourers not resumed work before the manager arrived?

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    Had the labourers resumed work before the manager arrived?

    Correct Option: B

    Had the labourers resumed work before the manager arrived?