what is voice change? and how to do voice change?

What is voice change?

Voice change is a change in the form of the word which points out in the subject itself acts or acted upon.

So there are three types of voice namely active voice, passive voice and Quasi passive voice.

  1. Active voice  -    when the subject itself does the work the work is said to be in active voice.
  2. Passive voice -  when the subject of a sentence is acted upon, the verb is said to be in passive voice.
  3. Quasi passive voice - what means partly or almost. Quasi passive voice appears to be in active voice but it carries a sentence of passive voice.
Rules of voice change( active voice - passive voice)

  1. Interchange of place between subject and object.
  2. Use a preposition 'by' default the object in the passive voice.
  3. Change in the form of 'transitive verb'
  4. Change of personal pronouns.
  5. In case of sentence having two objects, one of the objects is changed into subject. But the other is retained as an object. It is called retained object.
  6. In case of complex sentence. voice change of both the principal and subordinate classes should be done if both of them have transitive verb.

A. Voice change of affirmative and negative sentence


Rules :  subject +be v ( is, am, was, were, being, been) + past principle + object


B. Voice change of imperative sentence


In case of sentence expressing order, request, etc.  the what let is used at first and then be verb is placed before the past participle for passive voice.

 If the sentence begins with the word please you are requested to is used in the beginning of the passive voice.

what is voice change and how to do voice change




C. Voice change of interrogative sentence

In case of an interrogative sentence, bus change is done by changing the interrogative sentence into a assertive sentence and then it is turned into a interrogative sentence. 

D. Passive voice of INTRASITIVE VERB 

When the bark and object have the same origin as another one in a sentence it is called cognate object

E. Passive voice of the infinitives


1. Passive voice of Infinitives ( to + verb stem) 
2. Passive voice of verbs followed by object + plain Infinitives. 
The the bare infinitive of active voice is used in it's passive voice. 
3. Passive voice with prepositions other than by'
4. Passive voice with object implied. 
5. Passive voice of the verbal noun. 


Voice change general rules

  1. The object of the verb in the active voice becomes the subject of the same verb in the passive voice. 
  2. The subject of the verb in the active voice becomes object on the same work in passive voice. 
  3. The man in the active voice is changed into the past participle form. 
  4. The verb to be is put in the same tense just before the past participle form of the main verb. 
  5. Pronounce are changed from subjective form. 
  6. The preposition by is placed before the agent. 


Change of voice in different sentence

  • Assertive sentence
  1. Simple tense
  2. Continuous tense
  3. Perfect tense
  • Interrogative sentence
  1. Yes /no type
  2. 'WH ' question

  • Imperative sentence
  1. Order or commands
  2. Requests
  3. Advice
  4. If someone gets some work done by others. 
  • Passive of verbs with retain objects
  1. In case of verbs with two object in the sentence one of the object is used as the subject in the passive voice and the other remains unchanged the ancient one is called the return object. 

  • Paise proverbs with factitive 
  1. Factitive type Bharat take both an object and a complement. The factitive object is used as a compliment not as a subject in the passive voice. 


So if you maintain this rules you can easily solve any voice change. 





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