Voice Change of Interrogative Sentences in Details

Voice Change of Interrogative Sentences

Voice change of interrogative sentences is not very difficult if you can change the voice of affirmative sentences and know the basic rules of voice change.

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The sentences with which we ask the question is called interrogative sentence.

Kind of interrogative sentences

Interrogative sentences are two kinds.

  • Yes/No or without wh-words interrogative sentence
  • With wh-words interrogative sentence

Yes/No or without wh-words Interrogative Sentences

These types of interrogative sentences always give the answer “Yes/No”.

In these sentences of active voice, the helping verb is always at the starting or before the subject. We notice the question mark at the end of the sentence. In the case of passive voice, we will put the helping verb before the subject or starting the sentence and the interrogation mark at the end of the sentence.

Voice Change of Interrogative Sentences
Voice Change of Interrogative Sentences


Active: Do you like tea?

Passive: Is tea liked by you?

Active: Does he play cricket?

Passive: Is cricket played by him?

Active: Could you cross the river?

Passive: Could the river be crossed by you?

Active: Did Mahan take coffee?

Passive: Was coffee taken by Mahan?

Active: Will you borrow the phone?

Passive: Will the phone be borrowed by you?

Active: Has he completed the homework?

Passive: Has the homework been completed by him?

Active: Can you build a house?

Passive: Can a house be built by you?

Active: Should they miss the train?

Passive: Should the train be missed by them?

Interrogative Sentences with Wh-words

We can not give the answer to these types of interrogative sentences with “Yes/No”. The answers to those kinds of questions are narrative.

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Voice change of interrogative sentences with what


Active: What do you say?

Passive: What is said by you?

Active: What do you learn in school?

Passive:  What is learned in school by you?

Active: What are you looking for?

Passive: What is being looked for by you?

Active: What is he watching?

Passive: What is being watched by him?

Active: What can she do?

Passive: What can be done by her?

Active: What should you do now?

Passive: What should be done by you now?

Voice change of interrogative sentences with which


Active: Which book will you buy?

Passive: Which book will be bought by you?

Active:  Which phone are you buying?

Passive: Which phone is being bought by you?

Active: Which shirt has she washed?

Passive:  Which shirt has been washed by her?

Active: Which bike can you ride?

Passive: Which bike can be ridden by you?

Active: Which game should they play?

Passive: Which game should be played by them?

Voice change of interrogative sentences with whose


Active: Whose cycle are you using now?

Passive: Whose cycle is being used by you now?

Active: Whose shirt had you washed?

Passive: Whose shirt had been washed by you?

Active:  Whose mobile have they got on the way?

Passive: Whose mobile has been got on the way by them?

Active: Whose purse should you return?

Passive: Whose purse should be returned by you?

Active: Whose book can he borrow?

Passive: Whose book can be borrowed by him?

Active: Whose house will they leave?

Passive: Whose house will be left by them?

Active: Whose proposal are you refusing?

Passive: Whose proposal is being refused by you?

Voice change of interrogative sentences with when


Active: When did you sell the house?

Passive: When was the house sold by you?

Active: When will you lodge an F.I.R?

Passive: When will an F.I.R be lodged by you?

Active: When could he return the money?

Passive: When could the money be returned by him?

Active: When should she apply for a new job?

Passive: When should a new job be applied for by her?

Active: When would you practice cricket?

Passive: When would cricket be practiced by you?

Active: When are you planting the tree?

Passive: When is the tree being planted by you?

Active: When do you take coffee?

Passive:  When is coffee taken by you?

Active: When have Rahim and Karim bought a bat?

Passive: When has a bat been bought by Rahim and Karim?

Voice change of interrogative sentences with where


Active: Where have they lost the key?

Passive: Where has the key been lost by them?

Active: Where has the boy lost his pen?

Passive: Where has his pen been lost by the boy?

Active: Where are you searching for the phone?

Passive:  Where is the phone being searched for by you?

Active: Where will Gopal start a new business?

Passive: Where will a new business be started by Gopal?

Active: Where should they donate money?

Passive: Where should money be donated by them?

Voice change of interrogative sentences with why


Active: Why did you insult the girl?

Passive: Why was the girl insulted by you?

Active:  Why should I support them?

Passive: Why should they be supported by me?

Active:  Why do you not repair your car?

Passive: Why is your car not repaired by you?

Active: Why did you give a rude reply?

Passive: Why was a rude reply given by you?

Active:  Why were you asking the question repeatedly?

Passive: Why was the question being asked repeatedly by you?


Voice change of interrogative sentences with how


Active: How did he solve it?

Passive: How was it solved by him?

Active: How much water will Ramen take?

Passive: How much water will be taken by ramen?

Active: How many men will you invite?

Passive: How many men will be invited by you?

Active: How do they cross the river?

Passive:  How is the river crossed by them?

Active: How much water do you take daily?

Passive: How much water is taken daily by you?

Active: How can Tamal pass the exam?

Passive: How can the exam be passed by Tamal?

Active: How many times do you practice spoken English?

Passive: How many times is spoken English practiced by you?


Voice change of interrogative sentences with who


If we notice the sentence begins with “Who” in active voice, the term “Who” will turn into “By whom” in passive voice.

Again if we find the sentence starts with “Whom” in active voice, the word “Whom” will turn into “Who”.


Active: Who broke the glass?

Passive: By whom was the glass broken?

Active: Who wrote Gitanjali?

Passive: By whom was Gitanjali written?

Active: Who has completed the task?

Passive: By whom has the task been completed?

Active: Who paints the wall?

Passive: By whom is the wall painted?

Active: Who had given the gift?

Passive: By whom had the gift been given?

Active: Who can solve the problem?

Passive: By whom can the problem be solved?

Active: Who may buy the vehicle?

Passive: By whom may the vehicle be bought?

Active: Who must take tea?

Passive: By whom must tea be taken?


Voice change of interrogative sentences with whom


Active: Whom have the police arrested?

Passive: Who has been arrested by the police?

Active: Whom do you love?

Passive:  Who is loved by you?

Active:  Whom are you teaching English?

Passive: Who is being taught English by you?

Active: Whom have they seen there?

Passive:  Who has been seen there by them?

Active: Whom did you offer a cup of tea?

Passive: Who was offered a cup of tea by you?

Active: Whom should he borrow money?

Passive: Who should be borrowed money by him?

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