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Actice Voice Passive Voice
Amit played football Football was played by Amit
He played football Football was played by him
She played football Football was played by her
They played football Football was played by them *
We played football Football was played by us *
I played football Football was played by me
I played football and cricket Football and Cricket were played by Amit **
I played Not Applicable ***
I was a player Not Applicable ****

Note we use "was" or "were"+3rd form of verb

  • * - there is only one object,so we use was
  • ** - there are 2 objects so we use were
  • *** - there is no object,so Passive Voice is not possible
  • **** - Passive Voice is not possible for such type of sentences

Examples

My mother cooked Rice

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Dhyan Chand played Hockey

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Dhyan Chand was a Hockey Player

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I did my friend's homework

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The guy wrote a poem

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