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Active and Passive Voice of Conditional Clauses

Active and Passive Voice of Conditional Clauses
Active and Passive Voice of Conditional Clauses

Active and passive voice is one of the complicated grammar structures for ESL learners. They mostly mix it up when changing active into passive voice and vice versa. We already have talked about active and passive voice, how to change active sentences to passive, moreover passive voice of modal verbs. And in this lesson we are going to describe active and passive voice of conditional clauses. In addition, click Active and Passive Voice Complete Rules, you might find this useful too.

Active and Passive Voice of Conditional Clauses

Type 1:                       

Active:  If + S + V1 (s/es) + object + ROTC +, + S + will + V1 + object + ROTS

  • If the minister of education reads learn ESL book, he will give Jalali a big prize.

Passive:  If + S + be + V3 + by phrase +, + S + will be + V3 + ROTS

  • If learn ESL book is read by the minister of education, Jalali will be given a big prize by him.

Type 2:

Active:  If + S + V2 + object + ROTC +, + S + would/could + V1 + object + ROTS

  • If the minister of education read learan ESL book, he would give Jalali a big prize.

Passive: If + S + be2 + V3 + by phrase +, + S + would/could + be + V3 + ROTS

  • If learn ESL book was read by the minister of education, Jalali would be given a big prize by him.             

Type 3:

Active: If + S + had + V3 + ROTC +, + S + would/could + have +V3 + ROTS

  • If the minister of education had read learn ESL book, he would have given Jalali a big prize.

Passive: If + S + had been + V3 + by phrase +, + S + would/could + have + been +V3 + ROTS

  • If learn ESL book had been read by the minister of education, Jalali would have been given a big prize by him.            Or
  • The minister of education would have given Jalali a big prize if he had read learn ESL book.  
  • Jalali would have been given a big prize by the minister of education if Learn ESL book had been read by him.

Attempt Active and Passive Voice Exercise

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2 comments

roman October 15, 2017 at 8:37 pm

what is meaning of rotc

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BISMO October 16, 2017 at 10:23 am

ROTC (Rest of the sentence)

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