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Grammar

In the active voice, the subject performs the action. In the passive voice , the subject receives the action.

PICTO GRAMMAR


 

Note to the teacher

 In the active voice, the subject performs the action.

In the passive voice , the subject receives the action.

 

USE GRAMMAR

 

E. Construct meaningful sentences from the table given below.


1. Silence should be maintained in libraries, hospitals etc.

2. Cars should not be parked in 'No Parking' area.

3. Cleanliness should be practised at homes as well as in public places.

4. Cell phones should not be used in petrol pumps.

5. Junk food should be avoided as it is bad for health.

6. Sweets should be avoided as they cause cavities and toothache.

A note on-usage : petrol bunk  × (wrong)

                             petrol pump (correct)

 

F. Read the news report given below and underline the passive form of verbs.

The police had announced that the State Bank of India was robbed yesterday. Two men entered the bank at 4.30 pm with guns in their hands. Customers and bank clerks were asked to lie down on the floor, and one of the bank clerks was made to fill robbers’ bags with money. After that the two men left the bank quickly. The police officer said that more than one lakh of rupees was stolen from the bank but nobody was injured. He also added that the robbers would be found soon.

The police had announced that the State Bank of India was robbed yesterday. Two men entered the bank at 4.30 pm with guns in their hands. Customers and bank clerks were asked to lie down on the floor, and one of the bank clerks was made to fill robbers’ bags with money. 

After that the two men left the bank quickly. The police officer said that more than one lakh of rupees was stolen from the bank but nobody was injured. He also added that the robbers would be found soon.

 

Work in pairs

G. Rani’s teacher narrates to her students about the production of paper. Read the following narration and fill in the blanks with the verbs using their passive form.

 

People of China produced paper from wood. They mixed water with the fibres of wood and dried it, until they became a soft wet pulp. They used this pulp to make paper. The Chinese invented this method of paper making in 2nd century BCE. Later Egyptians used papyrus plants to make paper.

 

1. Paper was produced (produce) from wood.

2. The fibres of wood from trees were mixed (mix) with water to make a soft wet pulp.

3. Later, it was dried (dry) to make paper.

4. This method was invented (invent) in 2nd BCE in China.

5. Papyrus plants were used (use) by Egyptians to make paper.

 

H. Read the process of making soup. Use suitable passive form of verbs and complete the paragraph.


The packet is opened and the contents (i) are mixed with 750 ml of water, without allowing it to form lumps. The mixture (ii) is poured into a heavy-bottomed vessel It (iii) is brought to a boil, stirred and simmered in low flame for five minutes. The soup (iv) is transferred into soup bowls and (v) garnished with fried corns.


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