100 Examples of Active and Passive Voice in English

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Below are 100 Examples of Active Passive Voice in English. Let us first discuss active and passive voice.

Active and Passive Voice

Active Voice

We use active voice in our daily speech and normal conversation. Active voice is used when we have to describe a situation. We will use active voice when describing a situation from the perspective of the other person. The other person is basically the one performing the action. In active voice, the subject is the person, and action is referred to as the object.

Some examples of active voice are:

  • The cat killed the mouse.
  • The man cut down the tree.
  • Columbus discovered America.
  • His teacher praises him
  • The boy teased the dog.

Passive Voice

When the object is affected by the action, we use passive voice. A verb is in the passive voice when its form shows that something is done to the person or thing denoted by the subject. The passive voice may be used when the doer is not known or for when for any reason we don’t want to name the doer.

Some Examples of Passive Voice are:

  • He was praised by his father.
  • The horse was frightened by the noise.
  • Now a word was spoken by Sara.
  • The road was lined with people.

100 Examples of Active and Passive Voice

Below are examples of active voice and passive voice:

Active Voice:– She is going to deliver the letters.

Passive Voice:– The letters are going to be delivered.

Active Voice:– I’m going to make a cake.

Passive Voice:– A cake is going to be made.

Active Voice:– She will deliver the letters.

Passive Voice:– The letters will be delivered.

Active Voice:– I have made a cake.

Passive Voice:– A cake has been made.

Active Voice:– Sapna helps the old lady.

Passive Voice:– The old lady was helped by Sapna.

Active Voice:– She must deliver the letters.

Passive Voice:– The letters must be delivered.

Active Voice:– She delivered the letters.

Passive Voice:– The letters were delivered.

Active Voice:– I was making a cake.

Passive Voice:– A cake was being made.

Active Voice:– Did you show me the dress?

Passive Voice:– Was I shown the dress by you?

Active Voice:– She has to deliver the letters.

Passive Voice:– The letters have to be delivered.

Active Voice:– They called off the meeting.

Passive Voice:– The meeting was called off.

Active Voice:– Sue changed the flat tire.

Passive Voice:– The flat tire was changed by Sue.

Active Voice:– They will send him away to school.

Passive Voice:– He will be sent away to school.

Active Voice:– He was writing a letter.

Passive Voice:–  A letter was being written by him.

Active Voice:– She had delivered the letters.

Passive Voice:– The letters had been delivered.

Active Voice:– I should have made a cake.

Passive Voice:– A cake should have been made.

Active Voice:– I was playing video games.

Passive Voice:– The video games were being played by me.

Active Voice:– The choir really enjoys that piece.

Passive Voice:– That piece is really enjoyed by the choir.

Active Voice:– I invited you to the party.

Passive Voice:– You were invited by me to the party.

Active Voice:– Tom painted the entire house.

Passive Voice:– The entire house was painted by Tom.

Active Voice:– She has delivered the letters.

Passive Voice:– The letters have been delivered.

Active Voice:– I must make a cake.

Passive Voice:– A cake must be made.

Active Voice:– I am eating breakfast.

Passive Voice:– The breakfast is being eaten by me.

Active Voice:– Mother is cooking lunch in the kitchen.

Passive Voice:– Lunch is being cooked in the kitchen.

Active Voice:– We will be watching the match.

Passive Voice:– The match will be being watched by us.

Active Voice:– I’m making a cake.

Passive Voice:– A cake is being made.

Active Voice:– The two kings are signing the treaty.

Passive Voice:– The treaty is being signed by the two kings.

Active Voice:– He will play the match.

Passive Voice:– The match will be played

Active Voice:– I make a cake.

Passive Voice:– A cake is made.

Active Voice:– He loves me.

Passive Voice:– I am loved by him.

Active Voice:– Michael is baking a brownie.

Passive Voice:–  A brownie is being baked by  Michael.

Active Voice:– Mark has tricked me.

Passive Voice:– I have been tricked by Mark

Active Voice:– I have played the game.

Passive Voice:– A game has been played by me.

Active Voice:– She was delivering the letters.

Passive Voice:– The letters were being delivered.

Active Voice:– I will make a cake.

Passive Voice:– A cake will be made.

Active Voice:– His grandmother looked after him.

Passive Voice:– He was looked after by his grandmother.

Active Voice:– She delivers the letters.

Passive Voice:– The letters are delivered.

Active Voice:– I made a cake.

Passive Voice:– A cake was made.

Active Voice:– She is delivering the letters.

Passive Voice:– The letters are being delivered.

Active Voice:– I had made a cake.

Passive Voice:– A cake had been made.

Active Voice:– I gave him a book for his birthday.

Passive Voice:– He was given a book for his birthday.

Active Voice:– Harry ate six shrimp at dinner.

Passive Voice:– At dinner, six shrimp were eaten by Harry.

Active Voice:– Tom painted the entire house.

Passive Voice:–  The entire house was painted by Tom.

Active Voice:– The mother is feeding the baby.

Passive Voice:– The baby is being fed by the mother.

Active Voice:– Mom read the novel in one day.

Passive Voice:– The novel was read by Mom in one day.

Active Voice:– I read an interesting novel.

Passive Voice:– An interesting novel is read.

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