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Voice Change: Class 12 HS Exam Questions: Assam

Class 12 HS Exam English grammar questions on Voice Change, Assam Board.

Years 2013 to 2020.

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Q. Change the voice of any three of the following sentences:



HS Exam 2013

1. My bicycle has been stolen.
Somebody has stolen my bicycle.
2. He is expected soon.
We expect him soon.
3. He likes tea.
Tea is liked by him.
4. Please give me some more time.
You are requested to give me some more time.
5. When will the work be finished?
When will they finish the work?
6. Shut the window.
Let the window be shut. Or
You are ordered to shut the window.



HS Exam 2014

1. The student was told to leave the room.
The teacher told the student to leave the room. Or
We told the student to leave the room.
2. Guwahati is called the gateway to the Northeast.
People call Guwahati the gateway to the Northeast.
3. They laughed at us.
We were laughed at by them.
4. My umbrella has been stolen.
Somebody has stolen my umbrella.
5. The thief was beaten up by the mob.
The mob beat up the thief.
6. You will be asked to deliver the letters.
They will ask you to deliver the letters.



HS Exam 2015

1. She bought the baby a doll.
The baby was bought a doll by her. Or
A doll was bought to the baby by her.
2. They were refused admission.
The authority refused them admission.
3. He was found guilty of murder.
They found him guilty of murder.
4. The leader was welcomed by the people.
People welcomed the leader.
5. My watch has been stolen.
Somebody has stolen my watch.



HS Exam 2016

1. She handed me the letter.
I was handed the letter by her. Or
The letter was handed to me by her.
2. They laughed at us.
We were laughed at by us.
3. The stranger made an attempt to break into the house.
An attempt was made to break into the house by the stranger.
4. The student was told to leave the room.
The teacher told the student to leave the room.
5. Have they done the work?
Has the work been done by them?



HS Exam 2017

1. Football is played everywhere.
People play football everywhere.
2. Do the work immediately.
Let the work be done immediately. Or
You are ordered to do the work immediately. Or
You are asked to do the work immediately.
3. Who opened the door?
By whom was the door opened?
4. I have lost my book.
My book has been lost.
5. The coach is training the players.
The players are being trained by the coach.
6. Who has broken the window pane?
By whom has the window pane been broken?



HS Exam 2018

1. A Japanese firm makes these television sets.
These television sets are made by a Japanese firm.
2. An earthquake destroyed the town.
The town was destroyed by an earthquake.
3. Whom did you laugh at?
Who was laughed at by you?
4. He was taught this in his boyhood.
We taught him this in his boyhood. Or
Mother taught him this in his boyhood.
5. Shut the window.
Let the window be shut. Or
You are ordered to shut the window. Or
You are asked to shut the window.



HS Exam 2019

1. Drive the car slowly.
Let the car be driven slowly. Or
You are advised to drive the car slowly.
2. I am writing a letter now.
A letter is being written by me now.
3. We should not encourage indiscipline.
Indiscipline should not be encouraged.
4. Who wrote the Ramayana?
By whom was the Ramayana written?
5. Promises should be kept.
We should keep promises.
6. He will be forgotten in a few years.
People will forget him in a few years.



HS Exam 2020

1. The nurse is looking after this little girl.
This little girl is being looked after by the nurse.
2. Morning shows the day.
The day is showed/shown by morning.
3. The glass has not been broken by anybody.
Nobody has broken the glass.
4. What causes an earthquake?
By what is an earthquake caused?
5. The ground has to be cleared by us.
We have to clear the ground.
6. The governor gave him a reward.
He was given a reward by the governor.



Additional Important Questions

1. Change the voice.
Let the voice be changed.
2. Give the order.
Let the order be given.
3. Do the work at once.
Let the work be done at once.
4. It is time to ring the bell.
It is time for the bell to be rung.
5. The peon rings the bell.
The bell is rung by the peon.
6. Do you help the poor?
Are the poor helped by you?
7. Who pays you?
By whom are you paid?
8. What did you say?
What was said by you?
9. What are you talking about?
What is being talked about by you?
10. When will the work be finished?
When will you finish the work?
11. Why did you oppose her?
Why was she opposed by you?
12. Why do you tell a lie?
Why is a lie told by you?
13. How had they completed the work?
How had the work been completed by them?
14. How many students were allowed to participate?
How many students did they allow to participate?
15. Can I do it?
Can it be done by me?
16. Can anybody do it?
Can it be done by anybody?
17. Can you solve this problem?
Can this problem be solved by you?
18. Are they playing the match against them?
Is the match against them being played by them?
19. Have they done the work?
Has the work been done by them?
20. Has our team won the match?
Has the match been won by our team?
21. King Ashoka fought many battles?
Many battles were fought by King Ashoka.
22 I saw him go.
He was seen to go.
23. I saw them go out.
They were seen to go out.
24. We saw a match.
A match was seen by us.
25. They have made John manager of the firm.
John has been made manager of the firm.
26. The owner himself showed them the house.
They were shown the house by the owner himself.
27. The doctor has ordered me a new diet.
I have been ordered a new diet by the doctor.
28. The book was kept on the table.
They kept the book on the table.
29. A book fair was held in Guwahati.
They held a book fair in Guwahati.
30. Wheat is grown in India.
People grow wheat in India.
31. I was told the latest news by a friend this morning.
A friend told me the latest news this morning.
32. The pupils have never been taught to do that exercise.
They have never taught the pupils to do that exercise.
33. You will be asked to deliver the letter.
They will ask you to deliver the letter.
34. The soldiers were told to report to the captain.
They ordered the soldiers to report to the captain.
35. He was allowed five minutes to get ready.
They allowed him five minutes to get ready.
36. He is to write a letter.
A letter is to be written by him.
37. I am to finish the work.
The work is to be finished by me.


N.B. Depending on the context, different subjects may be supplied in sentences of Active voice. Let's take two examples from the above exercise.

1. Guwahati is called the gateway to the Northeast.

We can use the following subjects:

People call Guwahati the gateway to the Northeast.
We call Guwahati the gateway to the Northeast.
They call Guwahati the gateway to Northeast.

2. They were refused admission.

We can supply the subject as:

The authority refused them admission.
They refused them admission.
We refused them admission. (The authority makes the statement in the third sentence).

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