Fill in the blank with the correct passive form of the verb given in the bracket. Delicious and nutritious food _______ by my mother (cook). A) Is being cook. B) Is cooked. C) Will cook. D) Was being cook.
Hint: First we must know the meanings of all the options and choose the option which will be grammatically correct. Also we must see that the selected option will make the sentence meaningful.
Complete step-by-step answer: The above given sentence is the example of passive voice. Let’s now analyze the given options: Is being cook: as mentioned above that passive voice requires the 3rd form of the verb, this is an inappropriate option because it has the base form of the verb. Will cook: this is an inappropriate option because it has the infinitive verb but as the sentence is Passive Voice which requires 3rd form of the verb, it's an inappropriate option for the sentence. Was being cook: in this option being is used which comes in passive voice but it doesn’t have 3rd form of the verb which makes this sentence incomplete and it’s an inappropriate option. Is cooked: the option (B) has the 3rd form of the verb with a particular helping verb as per the rule of the Passive Voice, option (B) is an appropriate option for this sentence so the complete sentence is “Delicious and nutritious food is cooked by my mother (cook)”. Option B is the correct answer.
Note: Let’s know what Passive Voice is. Active Voice performs the action whereas in Passive Voice Object is given the priority even written first and subject is optional.Passive Voice always requires the 3rd form of the verb with a particular helping verb depending on tense.