Change the following sentence into passive voice: Golu said to Molu, "Will you give me your laptop? " A) Golu asked Molu whether he would give him his laptop. B) Golu asked Molu if he would give me his laptop. C) Both A and B D) None of the above.
Hint: When the action which is expressed by the verb gets received by the subject, it is referred to the as passive voice which is generally used when the doer of the action is unknown as well as the focus of the sentence is over the action but not over the subject.
Complete answer: In any sentence, an action is represented in two types of ways, given below- 1. Active voice 2. Passive voice
As the statement demands to change the sentence into passive voice, so in the case of passive voice, it always uses the past participle form of the main verb regardless of any type of tense. Only the auxiliary verbs are dependent on the sentence which is given in the active voice.
Now let us look into the given options: A) Option A (Golu asked Molu whether he would give him his laptop) is the correct answer because the sentence given is in the active voice but in order to change the sentence into passive voice, the word “whether” is added before the subject. So basically “you” becomes “he” along with “would”. Thus, Option A is right. B) Option B (Golu asked Molu if he would give me his laptop) is absolutely wrong as the word “him” must have come in the place of “me” in the sentence given. C) Option C (Both A and B) is also wrong since Option A is correct while Option B is incorrect. D) Option D (None of the above) is also wrong because Option A is the right answer.
Note: Generally, the performer of the action, or the agent, comes first and is made the subject of the verb and then we use the active form of the verb. The other person or thing has made the object of the verb. So, passive voice is used when we want to focus attention on the person or thing affected by the action.