Question of The Day14-08-2021

Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.

New herbs were grown by the gardener.


Correct Answer : a ) The gardener grew new herbs.

Explanation :

The given sentence is in passive structure, we need to change it to active.

Passive structure: Object (New herbs) + verb (were) + main verb (grown) + by + subject (the gardener)

Active structure: Subject (The gardener) + change of verb accordingly (given below) + object (new herbs)

The following rules are used:

  • In past simple tense, verb (were grown) will be changed to simple past form of verb (grew).
  • were grown (passive) – grew (active)

So, sentence in active voice will be, “The gardener grew new herbs.”

Hence, (A) is the correct answer.


The Active Passive type of question of English Language section is being asked in government jobs exams like Banking, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SBI CLERK, various IBPS exams. Attempting this question will help you learn a new grammar concept. PendulumEdu offers a variety of mock tests for you to up your skills in order to excel in these exams.



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