The active form of a verb



The active form of a verb :



The boy kicked the ball.
The person (i.e.) the boy does the action of kicking

The little girl broke the window.
The person (i.e.) the girl does the action of breaking

I love my child.
The person (i.e.) I does the action of loving

In the active form of the verb, it is noticed the subject is the doer of the action.

The boy kicks.
The girl breaks.
I love.

A verb is in the active voice when its form indicates that the person or thing denoted by the subject does something (or) to say in other words, the person or thing is the doer of action.

In the active form, the object is not active.

Voice of a verb indicates whether the subject does something or something has been done to it.

Study the following sentences.

1. Ram loves reading books.
2. The worker builds the wall.
3. The watchman opens the gate.
4. I shall do it.
5. Who did this?
6. Why did the manager write such a letter?

The verbs in the above sentences are in active voice.

It may be noticed that when the verb is changed from the active voice to the passive voice, the object of the transitive verb in the active voice becomes the subject of the verb in the passive voice.

1. Ram loves reading books.
2. The worker builds the wall.
3. The watchman opens the gate.
4. I shall do it.
5. Who did this?
6. Why did the manager write such a letter?

Reading Books
The Wall
The Gate
It
This
Letter

These are objects in the above sentences. When the verb changes to passive voice, they become subjects.

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