Passive form - Interrogative sentences
                              CHANGING INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES INTO PASSIVE   RULES: Passive forms of these sentences will begin with has or have.  When the active sentence begins with a question word (e.g. when, where, which, why etc.), the passive sentence will also begin with a question word. When the active sentence begins with who or whose the passive sentence will begin with by whom or by whose. \When the active sentence begins with whom, the passive sentence will begin with who. Look at the following examples now: Active: Have you kept the secret? Passive: Has the secret been kept by you? Active: Who has done this? Passive: By whom has this been done? Active: Why have you told a lie? Passive: Why has a lie been told by you? Active: Who has torn my book? Passive: By whom has my book been torn? Active: Have you written the letter? Passive: Has the letter been written by you? Active: Has the policeman caught the thief? Passive: Has the thief been caught by the policeman? Active: Has the postal department released a new stamp? Passive: Has a new stamp been released by the postal department?

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                              CHANGING INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES INTO PASSIVE   RULES: Passive forms of these sentences will begin with has or have.  When the active sentence begins with a question word (e.g. when, where, which, why etc.), the passive sentence will also begin with a question word. When the active sentence begins with who or whose the passive sentence will begin with by whom or by whose. \When the active sentence begins with whom, the passive sentence will begin with who. Look at the following examples now: Active: Have you kept the secret? Passive: Has the secret been kept by you? Active: Who has done this? Passive: By whom has this been done? Active: Why have you told a lie? Passive: Why has a lie been told by you? Active: Who has torn my book? Passive: By whom has my book been torn? Active: Have you written the letter? Passive: Has the letter been written by you? Active: Has the policeman caught the thief? Passive: Has the thief been caught by the policeman? Active: Has the postal department released a new stamp? Passive: Has a new stamp been released by the postal department?
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