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Active and Passive Voice

Who

invented the first


cellphone?
(+15 pts+cash prize)

Martin Cooper Father of the cellphone

Inventors
Changing

-put

and their Inventions

Statements from Active Voice to Passive


Voice

thescrambledpassivesentences in order

write

their own sentences by both conjugating


and using provided verbs.

Thomas Edison-Light Bulb

Levi Strauss-blue jeans

Alfred Nobel-Dynamite

Elias Howe-Sewing Machine

Wright Brothers-Airplane

Louis Braille- Braille Printing

Steve Jobs-iPhone

David Hewlett and William Packard-HP Printer

John Love-Pencil Sharpener

Alexander Fleming-Penicilin

Alexander

Graham Bell
invented the telephone.
Martin Cooper invented the
first cellphone.
Hewlett and Packard
invented the HP printer.

Verbs are said to be in the active


voice if the subject is the doer of
the action.
Verbs are in the passive voice if the
subject is being acted upon.

Telephone

was invented by
Alexander Graham Bell.
The first cellphone was
invented by Martin Cooper.
HP printer was invented by
Hewlett and Packard.

To change a sentence from active to passive voice, do the


following:
1. Move the active sentence's direct object into the
sentence's subject slot

2. Place the active sentence's


subject into a phrase beginning
with theprepositionby

3. Add a form of theauxiliary verbbeto the main


verb and change the main verb's form
Add a form of the auxiliary verb be to the main verb and change the main verb's form

If

the verb is in the past


tense= auxiliary verb in the
past (was, were) + past
participle form of the verb
The auxiliary verb depends
on the number of the subject

The

students answered the

test.
Typhoon Yolanda destroyed
many houses and crops in
Tacloban.
The Egyptians built the
pyramids.
Albert Andrada designed Pia
Wurtzbach blue gown.

Group

Activity
MAKE AS MANY SENTENCES AS
YOU CAN!
Join the words in the card to
come up with meaningful passive
sentences. Write your sentences
in 1 whole sheet of paper.

Activity

2
Change the following active sentences to passive
sentences.
1. The farmers sprayed the plants with insecticides.
2. Johannes Gutenberg invented the innovative
printing machine.
3. Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook on February
4, 2004.

4.

The Ifugaos carved the Banaue Rice Terraces.


5.William Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet.
6. Marcela Agoncillo, Lorenza Agoncillo and Delfina
Natividad sew the first Philippine flag.
7. The terrorists bombed the restaurants,bars,
stadium, and concert hall in Paris.
8. Julian Felipe composed Lupang Hinirang.
9. Joseph Nicephore Niepce took the first
photograph.
10. The burglars broke the window.

G.

Complete the following statements.

Verbs are in the ______ voice if the subject is the doer of the
action.
Verbs are in the passive voice if the subject is ________
upon.
The subject in the active voice becomes ______ of the
preposition by.
The direct object in the active statement becomes the _____
in the passive statement.
The verb phrase is consist of the auxiliary verb and the
______ _________ form of the verb.

Do

you think you can be an


inventor?
What are the qualities of an
inventor?
If your were to invent things, what
were the things you would
consider?

Can
Yes

anyone be an inventor?

of course, anyone can! You just have to be


curious, resourceful, and patient in finding ways
or discovering something new to make our lives
easier and more comfortable. But, remember,
in making new things you have to consider the
effects it will have on human and environment.

Evaluation.

Change the following


active statements to passive
statements.
1. The students returned the books in
the library.
2. Jose Rizal wrote Noli Me Tangere
and El Filibusterismo.
3. The teacher administered the test.

4.

My classmates sang the song Fireworks.


5. People in the beginning baked unleavened
bread.
6.Shiela forgot the keys in her drawer.
7. The president signed the documents.
8. Ben took the patient to the hospital.
9. My sisters washed the clothes.
10. Typhoon Yolanda destroyed many crops.

Assignment:

Construct 5 meaningful passive


sentences using the words below.
Was, milk, by, God, world, the, Leonardo da
Vinci, the, was, spilled, created, by, Ben,
clearance, the, was, were, signed, drawn, by,
Monalisa, the, robbers, the, teachers, the,
were, caught, the, by, policemen, painted,
walls, the,were