Know transitive,intransitive verbs and active/passive voice

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  • Let us learn some tenses. but be not tensed.It is very easy.

  • Simple present tense. I play football. ( active)

  • Know here play is a transitive verb. It has an object .football.

  • In passive voice the object becomes the subject.

  • The football is played by me.

  • Present continuous: I am playing football.(active)

  • The football is being played by me.(passive)

  • Present Perfect: I have played football.(active)

  • The football has been played by me.(passive)

  • present perfect continuous: I have been playing football.( active)

  • You cannot make this into passive voice.

  • Simple past tense: I played football.( Active)

  • The football was played by me.(Passive)

  • past continuous: I was playing football.(active)

  • The foot ball was being played by me.(passive)

  • Past perfect: I had played football.(active)

  • The football had been played by me.(passive)

  • Past perfect continuous: I had been playing football.(active)

  • This cannot be changed to passive voice.

  • Simple future: I will play football.(active)

  • The football will be played by me.(passive)

  • future continuous: I will be playing football.(active)

  • This cannot be made into passive voice.

  • Future perfect: I will have played football.(active)

  • The football will have been played by me( passive )

  • Future perfect continuous: I will have been playing football.(active)

  • This cannot be changed into passive voice.

  • Note carefully .There are twelve sentences in the active voice and only 8 sentences are there in Passive voice.

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  • for a change: A boy was asked to change the voice for this sentence.

  • The dog bites me.Active.

  • I bite the dog.Active or passive.

  • The right answer is I am bitten by the dog.

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  • When he was asked to change the voice, The dog bites me..He changed his voice to a girl’s voice and repeated the sentence.

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  • To change the active sentence to passive voice ,the sentence must have a transitive verb.Transitive verb will have an object.

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  • The horse runs fast. where is the object? so runs is an intransitive verb.

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