Quasi-passive Voice with Complement [15 Examples]

Quasi-passive Voice with Complement Active and Passive Voice

Quasi-passive Voice with Complement

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Active: Honey tastes sweet.

Passive: Honey is sweet when it is tasted.

If you observe the active voice, you will find that the term “honey” is taking the role of the subject. But if you think deeply, you will see that the word “honey” can not do any work. On the other hand, anybody can test it. In the sense of grammar, the term “honey” is taking both roles of object and subject. Passive voice is formed with test, feel, read, smell, cost, sound, and so on. Whenever we change the sentences into passive voice, we take the help of “When”.

If you read the examples and try to understand the process. I hope it will be clear.

Quasi-passive Voice with Complement
Quasi-passive Voice with Complement

Rules From Quasi-Passive to Passive Voice

  • Removing the main verb.
  • Put a be verb (am/is/are) in the place of the main verb.
  • Follow the structure When + it + be verb (am/is/are) + Past Participle form of main verb (V3).

Active: Honey tastes sweet.

Passive: Honey is sweet when it is tasted.

Example of Quasi-passive Voice with Answers 15+

Active: The bed feels soft.

Passive: The bed is soft when it is felt.

Active: Stone feels hard.

Passive: Stone is hard when it is felt hard.

Active: The book reads well.

Passive: The book is well when it is read.

Active: The rose smells sweet.

Passive: The rose is sweet when it is smelt.

Active: The bed feels hard.

Passive: The bed is hard when it is felt.

Active: The word sounds good.

Passive: The word is good when it is sounded.

Active: Rice sells cheap.

Passive: Rice is cheap when it is sold.

Active: This storybook reads funny.

Passive: This storybook is funny when it is read.

Active: This music sounds good.

Passive: This music is good when it is sounded.

Active: Curd tastes sour.

Passive: Curd is sour when it is tasted.

Active: The medicine tastes bitter.

Passive: The medicine is bitter when it is tasted.

Active: The pen writes smooth.

Passive: The pen is smooth when it is written.

Different Sentences that do not follow the above-mentioned rule

Active: Sugar sells at 40 rupees a kilogram.

Passive: Sugar costs at 40 rupees a kilogram when it is sold.

Active: The clothes sell at 100 rupees per meter.

Passive: The clothes costs at 100 rupees per meter when it is sold.

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