Active and Passive Voice 

Raju helps Hari .
Hari is helped by Raju .

Both are sentences are described same action. But, the first statement the form of the verb shows that Raju – the subject of the sentence – is doing something , is active , whereas the second sentence is showing that Hari- the subject of the sentence is inactive (passive) .

दोनों वाक्यों में एक ही कार्य का वर्णन किया गया है। किंतु पहले वाक्य में वर्ब का स्वरूप यह दिखाता है कि करता राजू स्वयं कार्य करता है और दूसरे वाक्य में ज्ञात होता है कि करता हरि के लिए कार्य किया गया है पहले वाक्य में चर्चा राजू पर केंद्रित है जो कार्य में सक्रिय है और दूसरे में चर्चा हरि पर केंद्रित है जो कार्य के संदर्भ में निष्क्रिय है।

When form of the verb indicate that the sentence is active then it is said to be in Active voice . Similarly when the form indicates that the subject is passive it is referred to as passive voice .

जब वर्ब से ऐसा प्रकट होता है कि करता स्वयं कार्य कर रहा है तब उसे एक्टिव वॉइस में होना कहा जाता है और जब वह अभी से ऐसा प्रकट होता है कि करता स्वयं कार्य नहीं कर रहा है बल्कि कोई उसके लिए कार्य कर रहाहै तब उसे पसिव वाइस कहा जाता है।

To effectively deliver the message, it is important that we know not only how to change the voice of sentence but also when to use the active voice and when to use passive voice.

Let us see the active and passive forms of some more sentence……..
Active voice -1)Mahesh has designed this building.
2) who broke the glass.
3) Romeo loved Juliet.
Passive voice – 1) this building has been designed by Mahesh.
2) by whom was the glass broken.
3) Juliet was loved by Romeo.

The active voice is used when the doer of the action is to be given more prominence , whereas passive voice is used when the person or thing on which the action is being performed is to be highlighted .

संदेश को प्रभावशाली ढंग से पेश करने के लिए आवश्यक है कि हमें पता होगी कैसे वाक्य में वाच्य को बदला जा सकता है साथ ही यह भी उतना ही महत्वपूर्ण है कि हमें पता होगी कब Active voice कब पेसिव वाइस का प्रयोग करना है ।

Active voice का प्रयोग उसी समय किया जाता है जब कार्य करने वाले कोअहमियत देना होता है। और वही पेसिव वॉइस का प्रयोग उस समय किया जाता है जब तवज्जो उसे दिया जाता है जिस पर काम का प्रभाव पड़ता है।

Infinitives

a.v.? to + first form
p.v.? to + be + third form

a.v.? I am to do it.
p.v.? It is to be done by me.

a.v.? You are to write it in ink.
p.v.? It is to be written by you in ink.

a.v.? My sister has to buy a new car.
p.v.? A new car has to be bought by my sister.

a.v.? There is nothing to lose.
p.v.? There is nothing to be lost.

Imperative sentences

i) command and order
ii) permission, request, advice

Command and Order

a. passive- when object is given, use Let + object + be + past participle.

a.v. Bring a book.
p.v. Let a book be brought.

a.v. Turn Payal out.
p.v. Let Payal be turned out.

b. Passive- When no object is given, begin in the sentence with you are ordered/commanded to..

a.v.? Go out at once.
p.v.? You are ordered to go out at once.

a.v.? Don’t stay here.
p.v.? You are ordered not to stay here.

Permission, request, advice.

Passive – when object is given, make with object.

Object + should + past participle

a.v.? Obey parents.
p.v.? Parents should be obeyed.

a.v.? Listen to me.
p.v.? I should be listened to.

Note? Use of let is avoided in this type of sentences.

when no object is given, begin the sentence with *you are allowed, requested, advised..

a.v.? Please come soon.
p.v.? You are requested to come soon.

a.v.? Please don’t talk loudly.
p.v.? You are requested not to talk loudly.

Verbs followed by adjectives

a.v.? sub + verb + adjective
p.v.? Noun + is/am/are/was/were/ + adjective + when + pronoun + helping verb + v(3)

a.v.? Rose smell sweet.
p.v.? Rose is sweet when it is smelt.

a.v.? Quinine tastes bitter.
p.v.? Quinine is bitter when it is tasted.

a.v.? Acetate tastes sour.
p.v.? Acetate is sour when it is tasted.

The verbs “let, bid, make, help, feel, see, watch, hear” are used with direct infinitive (without to) in active voice.

In passive voice these verbs are used with infinitive (to+verb)

a.v.? I bade him go.
p.v.? He was bidden to go.

a.v.? I have made her sing a song.
m.iu
p.v.? She has been made to sing a song.

a.v.? She let me go.
p.v.? I was let go by her.

 

Quiz 

Question – 46

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1. What amused you?

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2. Smoke and flames engulfed the area and made rescue operations difficult.

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3. He asked me to finish the work in time.

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4. Quinine tastes bitter.

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5. The vintage cars hold a special place in the hearts of their owners.

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6 You must never say that he was ungenerous.

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7. Negligence causes many serious accidents.

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8.Someone has picked my pocket.

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9. Who taught her such things?

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10.Please post this letter.

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11. Mr.khan is doing a lot of work.

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12.Abdul bought me a good watch.

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Q.13 Renu.....A necklace by me

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Q.14 why.......by you.

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Q. 15 a book........By me.

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Q. 16 her book .......By Sita.

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Q.17 A noise.......By the children

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Q.18 Dhoni........ Captain

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Q. 19 Manju......Alok.

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Q. 20 there.......Spent

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Q.21 you....... Today.

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Q.22 who.......by ?

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Q23 There is money.....

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Q.24 let the Almighty.......

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Q.25 you are advised....

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Q.26 I .....By Harish

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Q.27 who teaches you English.

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Q.28. I am to do it.

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29. It is time to take lunch.

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30.There is no time to lose.

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31. He pleased me.

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Q.32 An email.......Through internet

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Q.33 An Art Film........ in this theatre these days.

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Q.34 digital technology...............

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Q.35 the debate compitition..........Last year

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Q.36 the trainee technicians.......At that time.

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Q.37 the dishes were washed after the food.......

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Q.38 an iti ......By him after passing the tenth class.

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Q.39 space tourism .... .... by 2030.

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Q.40 a license.........before driving on the road.

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Q.41 hardwork.........In the life.

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42. You know me.

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43. This bottle contains ink.

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44. Ram married Sita.

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45. She made me laugh.

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46. What you say I know.

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