Notes On Commands and Notices - Passive Construction - CBSE Class 7 English Grammar

                                  IMPERATIVE SENTENCES

When a verb in the active voice expresses a command, request or advice, then it we use in passive voice the verb ‘let’ followed by the Passive infinite without ‘to’.




The Passive Voice of an imperative sentence is made in the following way:
i) Change the subject into object and object into subject.
ii) Start the sentence with ‘let’.
iii) Use third form of verb.
iv) Use ‘be’ before the third form of verb.


Examples:
Active : Open the door.
Passive: Let the door be opened.

Active : Help the needy.
Passive: Let the needy be helped.

Negative Sentences (Imperative)
Begin / start the sentence with “let not”

Active : Do not open the door.
Passive: Let not the door be opened. Or Let the door not be opened.

Summary

                                  IMPERATIVE SENTENCES

When a verb in the active voice expresses a command, request or advice, then it we use in passive voice the verb ‘let’ followed by the Passive infinite without ‘to’.




The Passive Voice of an imperative sentence is made in the following way:
i) Change the subject into object and object into subject.
ii) Start the sentence with ‘let’.
iii) Use third form of verb.
iv) Use ‘be’ before the third form of verb.


Examples:
Active : Open the door.
Passive: Let the door be opened.

Active : Help the needy.
Passive: Let the needy be helped.

Negative Sentences (Imperative)
Begin / start the sentence with “let not”

Active : Do not open the door.
Passive: Let not the door be opened. Or Let the door not be opened.

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