Passive voice-Past simple tense rules



Passive voice – Past simple tense rules and application

 

Active voice sentence: I eat food.

Passive voice sentence: Food is eaten by me.

In the above sentence I is the subject, eat is the verb and food is the object.

 

1st form of verb or present tense:    eat

2nd form of verb or past tense:         ate

3rd form of verb or past participle:  eaten

 

Positive sentence

(I) as a subject

Object + was + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Food was eaten by me.

 

(He) as a subject

Object + was + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Food was eaten by him.

 

(She) as a subject

Object + was + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Food was eaten by her.

 

(It) as a subject

Object + was + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Food was eaten by it.

 

(You) as a subject

Object + was + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Food was eaten by you.

 

(We) as a subject

Object + was + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Food was eaten by us.

 

(They) as a subject

Object + was + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Food was eaten by them.

 

Negative sentence

(I) as a subject

Object + was + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Food was eaten by me.

 

(He) as a subject

Object + was + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Food was eaten by him.

 

(She) as a subject

Object + was + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Food was eaten by her.

 

(It) as a subject

Object + was + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Food was eaten by it.

 

(You) as a subject

Object + was + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Food was eaten by you.

 

(We) as a subject

Object + was + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Food was eaten by us.

(They) as a subject

 

Object + was + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Food was eaten by them.

 

Interrogative sentence

(I) as a subject

Was + object + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Was food eaten by me?

 

(He) as a subject

Was + object + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Was food eaten by him?

 

(She) as a subject

Was + object + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Was food eaten by her?

 

(It) as a subject

Was + object + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Was food eaten by it?

 

(You) as a subject

Was + object + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Was food eaten by you?

 

(We) as a subject

Was + object + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Was food eaten by us?

 

(They) as a subject

Was + object + 3rd form of verb + by + subject.

Was food eaten by them?






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