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Active & Passive Voice of Past Continous Tense

Active & Passive Voice of Past Continous Tense


Past Continuous Tense

Active sentences in the past continuous tense have the following structure:
Subject + was/were + -ing form of the verb + object

Passive sentences in the past continuous tense have the following structure:
Object of the active sentence + was/were + being + past participle form of the
verb + by + subject of the active sentence

Rules :

  1. Past continuous tense को passive voice में change करने के लिए was being/were being + V3 का इस्तेमाल करते है।
  2. Negative sentence में, helping verb (was/were) के बाद ‘not + being‘ लगाते है।
  3. Interrogative sentence में, helping verb (was/were) को sentence के शुरुवात में लगाते है।
  4. Passive voice में helping verb का इस्तेमाल वाक्य के subject के अनुसार होता है। I/He/She/It तथा singular noun के साथ ‘Was‘ का प्रयोग तथा We/You/They तथा Plural noun के साथ ‘Were‘ का इस्तेमाल करते है।




Changing an assertive sentence into the passive

Active: She was writing a novel.
Passive: A novel was being written by her.

Active: They were saying their prayers.
Passive: Their prayers were being said by them.

Active: He was giving a lecture.
Passive: A lecture was being given by him.


Changing a negative sentence into the passive


Active: She was not preparing dinner.
Passive: Dinner was not being prepared by her.

Active: He was not making a speech.
Passive: A speech was not being made by him.


Changing an interrogative sentence into the passive


Passive forms of these sentences begin with was or were. If the active sentence begins with a question word, the passive sentence will also begin with a question word.

Active: Is she writing a letter?
Passive: Is a letter being written by her?

Active: Why were you cheating me?
Passive: Why was I being cheated by you?

Active: Which book were you reading?
Passive: Which book was being read by you?

Active: Why was she beating the child?
Passive: Why was the child being beaten by her?

Active: For what were you making such a noise?
Passive: For what was such a noise being made by you?

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