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DONTS IN PASSIVE VOICE

DONTS IN PASSIVE VOICE II WHERE NOT TO USE PASSIVE VOICE

While learning the framing and uses of Passive voice, we must always be aware with the places where we must never use Passive Voice Statements.

  1. Sentences having Intransitive Verbs

      are never changed.

As we know In a Passive Voice a Subject is always converted into an Object and an Object is always converted into a Subject. So In  Intransitive verb we always have a subject so it can easily be converted in a Passive Voice.

Example :-

Transitive Verb

He speaks the truth.

The truth is spoken by him.

But because an Intransitive Verb never has an Object , 

it is never converted into the Passive Voice. 

Example:- 

Intransitive Verb

He goes to school daily.

She often comes to my party.

Following are some of the Intransitive Verbs 

with which are never used in Passive Voice 

 

Go

Come

Drown

Dwell

Live

Remember such kinds of statments are never Passive Voices. 

He is come.

She is gone.

He is arrived.

She is drowned.

You may observe such kinds of statmens sometimes. But remember ,they are not in Passive Voice , they are actually Perfect sentences often used in olden English. Even today at some places ,especially in informal English ,you may see such kinds of uses.

 

They actually mean:-

 

He is come. – He has come

She is gone.- She has come

He is arrived.- He has arrived

She is drowned.- She has drowned

With ‘Gerundial’ & ‘Infinitive’ phrase

The following sentences are already in Passive Form

The children love being cuddled. (Gerundial)

Means-

The children love when they are cuddled.

The children love to be cuddled. ( Infinitive)

Means

The children love when they are cuddled.

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I am Meena Kumari, PGT(English)+ B.ed. Teaching is my passion. Love to guide students in Grammar Learning and build up their writing skills.

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