Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.
The busboy was serving us at the cafe.
Correct Answer : b ) We were being served by the busboy at the cafe.Explanation :
The given sentence is in the active voice; we need to change it to passive.
Active structure: Subject (the busboy) + verb (was serving) + object (us)
Passive structure: Object (we) + change of verb accordingly (given below) + by + subject (the busboy)
The following rules are used:
● In the past continuous tense, the verb (was serving) will be changed as helping verb(were) + being + third form of the verb(served)
● was serving (active)– were being served (passive)
● 'Being' is used to balance the -ing form of the verb.
So, the sentence in passive voice will be, 'The busboy was serving us at the cafe.'
Hence, (b) is the correct answer.