Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.
The karate champion was challenging kids in the backyard of our farmhouse.
Correct Answer : b ) Kids in the backyard of our farmhouse were being challenged by the karate champion.Explanation :
Active structure: Subject (the karate champion) + verb (was challenging) + object (kids in the backyard of our farmhouse)
Passive structure: Object (Kids in the backyard of our farmhouse) + change of verb accordingly (given below) + by + subject (the karate champion)
The following rules are used:
- In past continuous tense, verb (was challenging) will be changed as helping verb(were) + being + third form of verb(challenged)
- was challenging– were being challenged
‘Being’ is used to balance the -ing form of the verb.
So, sentence in passive voice will be, “Kids in the backyard of our farmhouse were being challenged by the karate champion.”
Hence, option B is the correct answer.
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