Here we shall talk how to convert imperative sentences into passive voice. Imperative sentences are the kinds of sentences where we see order, request or suggestion. If you want to get the detailed account of how to convert such sentences into passive voice please go through this page till the end. At the end of the page, for your convenience, we also have a youtube video explaining today’s subject.
Definition of imperative sentences
Imperative is the kind of a sentence that denotes
a mood of the verb in giving orders or making requests etc.
It means in our daily life we use many such imperative sentences,
How to Convert Imperative sentences into Passive Voice
There are rules to convert any sentence into passive
voice. These rules vary with the type of a sentence. We cannot
apply the rules of simple affirmative sentences in to the sentences
that give order, opinion, request or suggestion etc. So in order
to convert imperative sentence into passive voice you have to
follow the instructions below.
Examples of active and passive voice in exclamatory sentences
In order to know how to convert imperative sentences
into passive voice now you need to have some practical examples
so that you can get your point. In this connection this portion
of the lesson shall be very useful for. There are active and
passive voice examples with answers. Read them carefully and
make sure you have copy and pen with you so that you have to
make note of these exercises and do practice on your own after
getting the practical concept.
Imperative sentences exercises with “you” as a subject
• You consider this.
Note: Imperatives can be converted into passive voice but this passivization of imperative sentence is considered as bad English, because it cease to be imperative in passive voice. Similarly the use of [you] as subject is a bit unusual.
Active voice with “let” at the beginning
Remember there are certain sentences in which students usually get puzzled. It is when they come across certain sentences that have “let” at the beginning but they are not passive voice. Now see some examples;
Examples of active voice with “let”
Passive voice of “let me go” shall be “let me be gone.”
Note: Have you seen we put the word “let” at the beginning of the sentence as usual. Since the sentence is request therefore it comes under the domain of imperative sentences and therefore we have to apply all the rules that are of imperatives.
Some additional concepts of converting imperative sentences into passive voice
Many students find difficulties in making passive
voice of many sentences that they think are of some unusual
nature. For example passive voice of “work hard.”
seems difficult to the students. But it is exactly like “go
there.” So if you convert “Go there” as “let
there be gone” so you have to convert “work hard”
into “let hard be worked”. Similarly passive voice
of “get out” should be “let you be got out
of here”. You see, you have to convert a sentence with
litter more common sense otherwise “let out be got”
Watch the video of passive voice of imperative sentences in Hindi / Urdu