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  • Directions for individual questionsIn these questions, the sentences have been given in Active/Passive voice. From the given alternatives, select the one which best expresses the given sentence in Passive/Active voice.

Transformation of Sentences: Test-8

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Question 1
Look ! They have painted the door.
A
Look ! The door's being painted.
B
Look ! The door had been painted.
C
Look ! The door has been painted.
D
Look ! The door was painted.
Question 1 Explanation:
The sentence is of the present perfect form ‘ has/have + past participle form of the verb’. Its conversion will be like ‘has/have + been + past participle form of the verb’. Only option © matches to the conversion structure, hence it is the right answer.
Question 2
One should avoid honking the horn unnecessarily.
A
Unnecessary honking of horn ought to be avoided.
B
Unnecessary honking of horn can be avoided.
C
Unnecessary honking of horn should be avoided.
D
Unnecessary honking of horn must be avoided.
Question 2 Explanation:
The basic rule of active passive voice is that that the meaning of the sentence should not be altered. A close observation reveals that leaving aside option (c), all other options change the meanings by using the words ‘ought’ ‘can’ and ‘must’. Therefore, option © would be correct. Also, it follows the rules of conversion too.
Question 3
The modern means of communication have made life so much easier.
A
Life had been made so much easier by the modern means of communication.
B
Life is being so much easier by the modern means of communication.
C
Life has been made so much easier by the modern means of communication.
D
Life was made so much easier by the modern means of communication.
Question 3 Explanation:
The sentence is of the present perfect form ‘ has/have + past participle form of the verb’. Its conversion will be like ‘has/have + been + past participle form of the verb’. Only option (c) matches to the conversion structure, hence it is the correct answer.
Question 4
The scheme permits investors to buy the shares from foreign companies.
A
Under the scheme the investors may be permitted to buy shares from foreign companies.
B
Under the scheme the investors have been permitted to buy shares from foreign companies.
C
Under the scheme the investors are permitted to buy shares from foreign companies.
D
Under the scheme the investors were permitted to buy shares from foreign companies.
Question 4 Explanation:
It is a simple present tense sentence because the first form of verb is given (active voice) to us. Its transformation to passive tone would be of the form ‘is / am / are + past participle form of the verb'. So, option (c) is correct.
Question 5
They drew a circle in the morning.
A
A circle was being drawn by them in the morning.
B
A circle was drawn by them in the morning.
C
In the morning a circle have been drawn by them.
D
A circle has been drawing since morning.
Question 5 Explanation:
It is a simple past tense sentence given in active voice. Its conversion will be according to the rule ‘was/were + past participle form of the verb’. Only one option matches the criteria which is option (b). Hence, it is the right answer.
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