English Grammar Active Passive Voice Rules to change Passive voice to Active voice

Rules to change Passive voice to Active voice

  • Identify the doer of the action and make it the subject of the sentence.
  • Maintain the proper subject-verb agreement.

Passive Voice                         Active Voice

Me                                           I

You                                         You

Us                                            We

Them                                       They

It                                             It


For example,

  • The floor is cleaned by the sweeper. (Passive Voice)
  • The Sweeper cleans the floor. (Active Voice)

Here main verb, "clean" becomes "cleans." Both the sentences are in present tense.


  • An apple was eaten by Subhendu. (Passive Voice)
  • Subhendu ate an apple. (Active Voice)


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