Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.
Anil was filing a report which had to be shared with the officer at the earliest.
Correct Answer : c ) A report which had to be shared with the officer at the earliest was being filed by Anil.Explanation :
The given sentence is in active structure, we need to change it to passive.
Active structure: Subject (Anil) + verb (was filing) + object (a report) + Complement
Passive structure: Object (A report) + Complement + change of verb accordingly (given below) + by + subject (Anil)
The following rules are used:
- In past continuous tense, verb (was filing) will be changed as helping verb(was) + being + third form of verb (filed)
- was filing (active) – was being filed (passive)
- Complement part (which had to be shared with the officer at the earliest) takes no change.
So, sentence in passive voice will be, “A report which had to be shared with the officer at the earliest was being filed by Anil.”
Hence, (c) is the correct answer.
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