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Active and Passive Voice of Past Perfect Tense

Active and Passive Voice of Past Perfect Tense
Active and Passive Voice of Past Perfect Tense


In the lesson below I am going to elaborate active and passive voice of past perfect tense. Active and passive structures for affirmative, interrogative, negative, negative interrogative and WH/ information questions along with examples. In addition, click Active and Passive Voice Complete Rules, you might find this useful too.

Active and Passive Voice of Past Perfect Tense

Affirmatives

  • Active: S + had + V3 + object + ROTS
    They had played cricket before the rain stated.
  • Passive: S + had + been + V3 + prep + object + ROTS
    Cricket had been played by them before the rain started.

Interrogatives

  • Active: Had + S + V3 + object + ROTS
    Had they played cricket before the rain started?
  • Passive: Had + S + been + V3 + prep + object + ROTS
    Had cricket been played by them before the rain started?

Negatives

  • Active: S + had + not + V3 + object + ROTS
    They had not/hadn`t played cricket before the rain started.
  • Passive: S + had + not + been + V3 + prep + object + ROTS
    Cricket had not/hadn`t been played by them before the rain started.

Negative interrogatives

  • Active: Had not + S + V3 + object + ROTS
    Hadn`t they played cricket before the rain started?
  • Passive: Had not + S + been + V3 + prep + object + ROTS
    Hadn`t cricket been played by them before the rain started?

WH/Information Questions

  • Active: WH + had + S + V3 + object + ROTS
    Where had they played cricket before the rain started?
  • Passive: WH + had + S + been + V3 + prep + object + ROTS
    Where had cricket been played by them before the rain started?

More Sentences:

Affirmative:

  • Active: They had won the cricket match.
  • Passive: The cricket match had been won by them. 

Negative: 

  • Active: They had not won the cricket match. 
  • Passive: The cricket match had not been won by them. 

Interrogative: 

  • Active: Had they won the cricket match? 
  • Passive: Had the cricket match been won by them?

Negative Interrogative: 

  • Active: Hadn’t they won the cricket match?
  • Passive: Hadn’t the cricket match been won by them?

WH/ information question: 

  • Active: When had they won the cricket match? 
  • Passive: When had the cricket match been won by them?

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Conclusion:

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