Passive form - Interrogative sentences
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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?

SUMMARY

                              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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