Active Passive Voice Special Rules for Interrogative & Imperative Sentences

Interrogative Sentence

To make Passive Voice from Interrogative Active Voice, the candidates should Understand following Rules……

Rule 1

If any Interrogative Sentence starts from do, does or did then while preparing Passive Voice, the candidates should use is/are/am/was and were according to the Number & Person of Object.

Active: Does he help you?

Passive: Are you helped by him?

Active: Did he do this work?

Passive: Was this work done by him?

Rule 2

When the Interrogative Sentence starts from is/are/am/was and were, then we should use being after the subject and is/are/am/was and were in starting of the sentences.

Active: Are you doing this work?

Passive: Is this work being done by you?

Active: Was she reading a novel?

Passive: Was a novel being read by her?

Rule 3

When the Interrogative Sentence starts from has/have and had, then we should use been after the subject and has/have and had in starting of the sentences.

Active: Has he helped you?

Passive: Have you been helped by him?

Active: Had he finished the work?

Passive: Had the work been finished by him?

Rule 4

When the Interrogative Sentence starts from shall/will/can and should, then we should use be after the new subject and shall/will/can and should in starting of the sentences.

Active: Can he do this work?

Passive: Can this work be done by him?

Active: Will you teach the children?

Passive: Will the children be taught by you?

Rule 5

When the Interrogative Sentence starts from Why/When and How, then we should use them in starting of the sentences and who should replace by By Whom.

Active: Who has done this work?

Passive: By Whom has this work been done?

Active: When did you do this work?

Passive: When was this work done by you?

Imperative Sentence

To make Passive Voice from Imperative Active Voice, the candidates should understand following Rules……

Rule 1

Sometimes in Active Voice, we find the expression of Order, Request and Advice. In this Active Voice, we should use ‘in Active Voice, we find the expression of Order, Request and Advice. In this Active Voice, we should use ‘You are requested’, ‘You are ordered’ and you are advised’ while preparing Passive Voice.

For Example: 

 Active: Please come here (request).

Passive: You are requested to come here.

Active: Walk slowly (advice).

Passive: You are advised to walk slowly.

Active: Go Out

Passive: You are request to go out.

Rule 2

Sometimes the Imperative sentence starts from ‘Let’. Such type of Imperative sentence, we should use be after the new subject.

For Example:

Active: Let me teach the students. (Let + Object + Verb + Object)

Passive: Let the students be taught by me. (Let + S + be + V3 + (by Agent) )

Active: Let them do this work.

Passive: Let this work be done by them.

Rule 3

Sometimes we find Agents as One, Someone, and Nobody, Police, Judge and People. Then it is not necessary to mention them in the Passive Voice.

For Example:

Active: Someone has beaten me.

Passive: I have been beaten.

Active: The Police enquired into the Case.

Passive: The Case was enquired into.

Rule 4

Sometimes in the Passive Voice, We would have to use ‘at/with/to/in’ instead of ‘by’ according to the Expression of the Active Sentence.

We should use ‘at’ when there are expressions of ‘Surprising, astonishing, shocking, alarming, disappointment’.

For Example:

Active: His Condition alarmed me.

Passive: I was alarmed at his condition.

Active: Your Performance in this match disappointed me.

Passive: I was disappointed at your performance in this match.

We should use ‘to’ after ‘known’ and ‘obliged’ While preparing Passive Voice from Active Voice. ……

For Example:

Active: I know him.

Passive: He is known to me.

We should use ‘with’ after ‘pleased, satisfied, disgusted, impressed, annoyed’. ………….

For Example:

Active: Your honesty has pleased me.

Passive: I have been pleased with your honesty.

We should use ‘in’ after ‘Interested, consisted and ‘contained’…………………

Active: This Job interests me.

Passive: I am interested in this job.