they are going to build a new bridge

In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

The đô thị will build a new bridge across the river.

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SSC CGL Tier 2 English Previous Paper 8 (Held On: 18 Feb 2018)

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  1. A new bridge across the river will be built by the đô thị.
  2. A bridge which is new will be built by the đô thị.
  3. Building of a new bridge will be done by the đô thị.
  4. The đô thị will be building a new bridge across the river.

Answer (Detailed Solution Below)

Option 1 : A new bridge across the river will be built by the đô thị.


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The given sentence is in the Active voice, as the size of the verb (‘will build’) shows that its subject (‘the city’) was doing something and was ‘active’.

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Therefore, it must be changed lớn the Passive voice, where something could be done by the subject, and it was ‘passive’.

In order lớn bởi that,

1. The object of the transitive verb in the Active voice should become the subject of the verb in the Passive voice (‘a new bridge’ becomes the subject in place of ‘city’).

2. Add the appropriate size of the verb 'be' lớn the sentence and use the past participle of the verb (‘will build’ is converted lớn 'will be built').

3. Add a 'by' followed by the doer of the action.

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Thus, the same sentence in the Passive voice is ‘A new bridge across the river will be built by the city’.

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