Voice Change Class 9 Exercises With Answers

Enhance your command of English grammar with these comprehensive Voice Change Class 9 exercises with answers.

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In this article, we will explore a series of Voice Change Class 9 exercises with answers. By practicing these exercises, students can enhance their language proficiency, communication skills, and grammatical understanding.

Change the Voice Sentences Class 9 is an instruction given to change the sentence from active to passive or passive to active. 

Voice Change for Class 9

She is writing a letter. – Active voice

When the subject ( here she) is active i.e. the subject( she) is working ( here writing), the sentence will be in the Active voice.

A letter is being written by her. – Passive Voice

Change the Voice Class 9

When the subject ( here a letter) is in passive mode i.e. the subject is not doing anything; still used as a subject, the sentence will be in the passive voice.

The Rules to change the voice for Class 9

Explore the rules on how to Change the Voice Sentences in Class 9.

(a) Active sentence object becomes passive sentence subject.

(b) According to tense and Form of verb in active sentence ‘Be’ or ‘Have’ verb will be used after the subject in passive sentence.

(c) Always past participle form or 3rd form of the Main verb is used.

(d) Generally, in most cases preposition ‘by’ is used.

(e) Active sentence Subject becomes Passive sentence object.

Changes of ‘Be’ or ‘Have’ verb in Change the voice

Tense [Active voice]‘Be’ or ‘Have’ verb [Passive voice]
Present Indefiniteam/is/are
present continuous.am/is/are + being
Present perfect.has/have + been
Present perfect continuous.has/have + been + being
Past indefinite.was/were
Past continuous.was/were + being
Past perfect.had + been
Past perfect continuous.had + been + being
Future indefinite.shall be / will be
Future continuous.shall be / will be + being
Future perfect.shall have / will have + been
Future perfect continuous.shall have / will have + been + being

Change of Pronouns in Change the voice 

Subject PronounsObject PronounsPossessive pronouns

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Voice Change Class 9 Exercises With Answers

Voice change exercises are an integral part of English grammar, especially for students in Class 9. Mastering the skill of changing the voice from active to passive (or vice versa) is crucial for enhancing writing and communication skills.

Active to Passive Voice Conversion

Active voice emphasizes the subject performing the action, while passive voice emphasizes the action itself. Practice converting sentences from active to passive voice with the following exercises:

Exercise – 1

Change the Voice of the following Sentences.

Active :  They have won the football match.

Passive :  The football match has been won by them.

Active :  Our teacher will deliver a lecture tomorrow.

Passive :  a lecture will be delivered tomorrow by our teacher.

Active :  Take care of him.

Passive :  Let him be taken care of.

Active :  The poem was written by her.

Passive :  She wrote the poem.

Active :  You have kept the rule.

Passive :  The rule has been kept by you.

Active :  The police caught the thief.

Passive :  The thief was caught by the police.

Exercise – 2

Change the sentence into passive voice.

Active :  Were the boys playing football?

Passive : Was football being played by the boys?

Active :  He had seen a gang of pirates.

Passive :  A gang of pirates had been seen by him.

Active :  Raju’s leave has been sanctioned by the office authority.

Passive :  The office authority has sanctioned Raju’s leave.

Active :  My brother lost my favourite pen.

Passive :  My favourite pen was lost by my brother.

Active :  They gave each of the participants a handsome price.

Passive :  A handsome price was given each of the participants by them.

Active :  Let me do it.

Passive : Let it be done by me.

Exercise – 3

voice change active to passive

Active :  He has kept me waiting here.

Passive :  I have been kept waiting here by him.

Active :  Summon the fire brigade.

Passive :  You are ordered to summon the fire brigade.

Active :  He is inviting each of his friends.

Passive :  Each of his friends are being invited by him.

Active :  Who wrote the essay?

Passive :  By whom was the essay written?

Active :  It is time to tell him the truth.

Passive : it is time for him to be told the truth.

Active :  Tintin did not write this.

Passive : This was not written by TinTin.

Exercise – 4

Change active voice to passive voice.

Active :  Who wants to die?

Passive : Who wants to be died?

Active :  Who did the work?

Passive :  By whom was the work done?

Active :  She gave us fruits.

Passive :  We were given fruits by her.

Active :  Replace the underlined words with suitable phrasal verbs.

Passive : You are told to replace the underlined words with suitable phrasal verbs.

Active :  I saw him leaving the station.

Passive :  He was seen leaving the station by me.

Active :  They disturbed the passengers.

Passive :  The passengers were disturbed by them.

Exercise – 5  

Change the following sentence into passive voice.

Active :  Give us our fares back.

Passive : you are asked to give us our fares back.

Active :  Tears filled her eyes.

Passive : Her eyes were filled with tears.

Active :  ‘Malgudi Days’ was written by RK Narayan.

Passive :  RK Narayan wrote ‘Malgudi Days’.

Active :  The book is printing.

Passive : The book is being printed.

Active :  The rose smells sweet.

Passive :  The Rose is sweet when it is smelt.

Active :  Send for the doctor.

Passive : You are told to send for the doctor.

Exercise – 6

Change into passive voice

Active :  What does he want?

Passive : What is wanted by him?

Active :  Change the voice.

Passive : Let the voice be changed.

Active :  I displeased him.

Passive :  He was displeased with me.

Active :  Promises should be kept.

Passive : One should keep one’s promises.

Active :  It is now time to do your work.

Passive : It is now time for your work to be done.

Active :  He kept me waiting.

Passive : I was kept waiting by him.

Exercise – 7

Change the following sentence into passive voice.

Active :  She sees the sea.

Passive : The sea is seen by her.

Active :  Zeena is eating a sweet green mango.

Passive : A sweet green mango is being eaten by Zeena.

Active :  The juries made Sourabh the man of the series.

Passive : Sourabh was made the man of the series by the juries.

Active :  So, places were changed by the miller and his son.

Passive : So the Miller and his son changed the places.

Active :  The lady wants him post the letter.

Passive : He is wanted post the letter by the Lady.

Active :  Have I read all the ‘Waverley novels’?

Passive : Has all the Waverley nobles been read by me? 

Exercise – 8

Voice change exercise

Active :  They made him the king.

Passive : He was made the king by them.

Active :  Are you given a lot of homework in the school?

Passive :  Does the teacher give you a lot of homework in the school?

Active :  Mr. Dey teaches us English.

Passive : We are taught English by Mr. Day.

Active : Jute is mainly used for rough weaving.

Passive : People use jute for mainly rough weaving.

Active :  All the kids learned the same thing.

Passive :  The same thing was learned by all the kids.

Active :  They chose him their leader.

Passive :  He was chosen their leader by them.

Exercise – 9

Rewrite the sentences in the passive

Active :  Let me do my duty.

Passive : Let my duty be done by me.

Active :  It is time to close the doors.

Passive : It is time for the doors to be closed.

Active :  One should keep one’s promises.

Passive :  Promises should be kept.

Active :  We must endure that we cannot cure.

Passive :  What cannot be cured must be endured.

Active :  We can get nothing without labour.

Passive :  Nothing can be gained without labour.

Active :  I have been obliged to do this.

Passive :  Circumstances have obliged me to do this.

Exercise – 10

Change the voice.

Active :  I know that smoking will ruin his health.

Passive : it is known to me that his health will be ruined by smoking.

Active :  I hope that she will sign in life.

Passive :  It is hoped that she will sign in life.

Active :  I am to complete the work before noon.

Passive :  The work is to be completed by me before noon.

Active :  Know yourself.

Passive : Let you be known by yourself.

Active :  He called me a fool.

Passive : I was called a fool by him.

Active :  She gave us no money.

Passive : No money was given us by her.

Exercise – 11

Change the following sentence into passive voice.

Active :  Many housewives do not cook food.

Passive :  Food is not cooked by many housewives.

Active :  The teacher had punished the boys.

Passive : The boys had been punished by the teacher.

Active :  His behaviour pleased me.

Passive :  I was pleased with his behaviour.

Active :  The students were making noise in the classroom.

Passive :  Noise was being made in the classroom by the students.

Active :  This book contains many interesting articles.

Passive :  Many interesting articles are contained in this book.

Active :  The parents look after their children.

Passive : Their children are looked after by the parents.

Exercise – 12

Change into passive voice

Active :  Nobody can solve this problem.

Passive : This problem can be solved by nobody.

Active :  They are reading interesting and educational stories.

Passive : Interesting and educational stories are being read by them.

Active :  We should not break the rules.

Passive :  The rules should not be broken by us.

Active :  India defeated Australia in the final match.

Passive : Australia was defeated in the final match by India.

Active :  Doctor Brown will give you some advice.

Passive :  You will be given some advice by Doctor Brown.

Active :  A famous designer will redecorate the hotel.

Passive :  The hotel will be redecorated by a famous designer.

Exercise – 13

Voice change active to passive

Active :  Steven Spielberg directed ‘ET’

Passive :  ‘ET’ was being directed by Steven Spielberg.

Active :  Someone has broken the crystal vase.

Passive :  The Crystal Vase has been broken.

Active :  His parents have brought him up to be polite.

Passive : He has been brought up to be polite by his parents.

Active :  Shreya took all the keys with her.

Passive :  All the keys were taken with her by Shreya.

Active :  Indians were playing the match.

Passive :  The match was being played by Indians.

Active :  I was watching the match.

Passive :  The match was being watched by me.

Exercise – 14

Fill in the blanks by choosing the appropriate option.

1. Active :  The guests _________ by four masked men.

(a) are held up (b) were held up (c) have held up

Ans : (b) were held up

2. Active :  The visitors _________ by a guide during the tour of the museum.

(a) is accompanied (b) accompanied (c) were accompanied

Ans : (c) were accompanied

3. Active :  A party _________ by them to celebrate their victory.

(a) had held (b) was held (c) was to hold

Ans : (b) was held

4. Active :  These curtains and cushion covers _________ by my mother.

(a) have sewn (b) had been sewn (c) is sewing

Ans : (b) had been sewn

5. Active :  A joke_________  seriously.

(a) is not taken (b) is not to take (c) is not to be taken

Ans : (c) is not to be taken

6. Active :  These books _________  to us by the teacher.

(a) were recommended (b) have recommended (c) was being recommended

Ans : (a) were recommended

Exercise – 15

Fill in the blanks by choosing the appropriate option.

1. Active :  We _________ by him before so we no longer trust him.

(a) have tricked (b) have been tricked (c) are being tricked

Ans : (b) have been tricked

2. Active :  The case _________  by the police They may ask you to give a statement.

(a) is handling (b) has been handled (c) is being handled

Ans : (c) is being handled

3. Active :  We _________  by the dancers and musicians during the dinner time.

(a) were entertained (b) had entertained (c) were entertaining

Ans : (a) were entertained

4. Active :  Somehow, they_________   by the offer and did not consider the deal thoroughly.

(a) had blinded (b) had been blinding (c) were blinded

Ans : (c) were blinded

5. Active :  Every application _________  carefully by the selection committee.

(a) were examined (b) was examined (c) is examined

Ans : (c) is examined

Exercise – 16

Fill in the blanks by choosing the correct option

1. Active :  I _________  by her fixed stare.

(a) embarrassed (b) was embarrassed (e) was embarrassing

Ans : (b) was embarrassed

2. Active :  Store owners_________  fixed prices.

(a) are protesting (b) are being protesting (c) are protested

Ans : (a) are protesting

3. Active :  Snow _________  in large flakes.

(a) was fallen (b) was falling (c) was being falling

Ans : (b) was falling

4. Active :  Butter _________  by churning cream.

(a) is made (b) made (c) is making

Ans : (a) is made

5. Active :  A new sonnet _________  by the poet.

(a) was composed (b) composed (c) was composing

Ans : (a) was composed

Exercise – 17

Choose the correct answers from the given alternatives.

1. Active: The ants are biting him.

(a) He is being bitten by the ants. (b) He is being bit by the ants (e) He is bitten by the ants.

Ans : (a) He is being bitten by the ants.

2.Active: She rears ducks on the farm:

(a) Ducks will be reared on the farm (b) Ducks are reared on the farm (c) Ducks is reared on the farm

Ans : (b) Ducks are reared on the farm

3.Active: Someone had sung the song before

(a) The song had sung (b) The song had been sung before (c) The had been sang before

Ans : (b) The song had been sung before

4.Active: We should choose a monitor quickly.

(a) A monitor should be chose quickly. (b) A monitor should be chosen quickly. (c) A monitor should quickly chosen.

Ans : (b) A monitor should be chosen quickly.

Exercise – 18

Fill in the blanks with correct passive forms of the verbs.

(1) The letter _________ (post) a week ago and it _________  (arrive) yesterday.

(2) The boat _________ (sink) quickly but fortunately everybody _________ (rescue).

(3) Ranjan’s parents _________  (die) when he was very young. He and his sister _________ (bring) up by their grandparents.

(4) I saw an accident last might. Somebody_________ (call) an ambulance but nobody (injure) so the ambulance _________  (need).

(5) Where _________  these photographs _________ (take)? In London? _________ you _________ (take) them?

Ans :

(1) was posted, arrived.

(2) sank, was rescued.

(3) died, were brought.

(4) called, was injured, was not needed.

(5) were, taken, did, take.

Exercise – 19

Fill in the blanks with correct passive forms of verbs.

 (1) A new bridge _________ (build) across the river. Work started last year and the bridge _________ (expect) to open next year.

(2) Yesterday the city _________ (hit) by a thunderstorm. Many tress _________ (uproot) and streets at several places _________ (flood), resulting in traffic jams.

(3) If a long journey_________  (give) a good start, it is half covered. Weariness of the traveller _________ (defeat) by his enthusiasm and hope. He _________ (reward) with success.

(4) At one time, the entire world _________  (rule) by dinosaurs. Some dinosaurs _________ (walk) on their hind legs and _________ (stand) as tall as palm trees.

(5) She danced for two and half hours and when she finished the performance _________ (appreciate) by the audiences. That was her first performance after the traumatic accident and she _________ (turn) into one of the most sensational stars of the country. Since then, she _________ (invite) to perform all over the world. She is Sudha Chandran.

Ans :

(1) has been built, is expected.

(2) was hit, were uprooted, were flooded.

(3) is given, is defeated, is rewarded.

(4) was ruled, walked, stood.

(5) was appreciated, was turned, has been invited.

Passive to Active Voice Conversion

Converting sentences from passive to active voice can make them more direct and engaging. Try your hand at these exercises:

  1. Exercise 3: Convert the following passive voice sentences into active voice:
    • The book was read by him.
    • The painting was admired by everyone.
    • The cake has been eaten by them.
    • He read the book.
    • Everyone admired the painting.
    • They have eaten the cake.
  2. Exercise 4: Rewrite the given passive voice sentences in active voice:
    • The movie was watched by the audience.
    • The letter has been received by the recipient.
    • The concert tickets were sold out.
    • The audience watched the movie.
    • The recipient has received the letter.
    • The concert sold out the tickets.

FAQs on Voice Change Class 9

Q: How can I effectively practice voice change exercises?

A: To practice voice change exercises, start by understanding the basic concepts of active and passive voice. Then, work through various exercises, gradually moving from simple to complex sentences. Review the answers to evaluate your progress.

Q: What is the importance of learning voice change?

A: Learning voice change enhances your grasp of grammar and sentence structure. It allows you to communicate more effectively and adds depth to your writing and speaking skills.

Q: Can voice change alter the meaning of a sentence?

A: No, voice change should retain the original meaning of the sentence while altering its structure. The emphasis shifts from the doer of the action to the action itself.

Q: Are there any online resources for practicing voice change exercises?

A: Yes, several educational websites offer interactive exercises and quizzes to practice voice change. Additionally, grammar textbooks and workbooks are valuable resources.

Q: How can I identify passive voice in a sentence?

A: Passive voice is characterized by the presence of a form of the verb “to be” (e.g., is, was, were, has been) followed by the past participle of the main verb. The doer of the action often appears in the sentence using the preposition “by.”

Q: What is the role of modal verbs in voice change?

A: Modal verbs add nuances of possibility, necessity, permission, or ability to a sentence. When changing the voice of a sentence, modal verbs are modified to fit the new voice while retaining their intended meaning.


Mastering voice change exercises is a valuable skill that enhances your language proficiency and communication abilities. By practicing the Voice Change Class 9 exercises with answers provided in this article, you can strengthen your understanding of sentence structures and grammatical concepts.