Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.
Roshan was drafting a letter which was to be sent to the planning commission.
Correct Answer : b ) A letter which was to be sent to the planning commission was being drafted by Roshan.Explanation :
The given sentence is in active structure; we need to change it to passive.
Active structure: Subject (Roshan) + verb (was drafting) + object (a letter) + Complement (which was to be sent to the planning commission)
Passive structure: Object (A letter) + Complement + change of verb accordingly (given below) + by + subject (Roshan)
The following rules are used:
- In past continuous tense, verb (was drafting) will be changed as helping verb(was) + being + third form of verb (drafted)
- Was drafting (active) – was being drafted (passive)
- Complement part (which was to be sent to the planning commission) takes no change.
So, sentence in passive voice will be, “A letter which was to be sent to the planning commission was being drafted by Roshan.”
Hence, (B) 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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