Imperative Voices

Imperative is a sentence which expresses command or request or advice.

Examples

  • Open your book at page 30. (Command)
  • Do this for me. (Request)
  • Speak truth always. (Advice)

Rules

There are certain rules to convert the imperative sentence into passive voice. These rules are as under;

  • Use let at the beginning of sentence.
  • Use be after object in passive voice.
  • Use 3rd form (Past Participle).
  • Use by when object is used. (Generally object is not used in the imperative sentences, but whenever it is used it is always you)

Examples 

  • Open your book at page 30. (Active voice)
    Let your book be opened at page 30. (Passive voice)
  • Learn your lesson. (Active voice)
    Let your lesson be learnt. (Passive voice)
  • Clean your teeth every day. (Active voice)
    Let your teeth be cleaned every day. (Passive voice)
  • Deliver the speech. (Active voice)
    Let the speech be delivered. (Passive voice)

Examples with subject

  • You open the door. (active voice)
    Let the door be opened by you. (passive voice)
  • You open the door. (active voice)
    Let the door be opened by you. (passive voice)
  • You drive the car. (active voice)
    Let the car be driven by you. (passive voice)
  • You brush your teeth. (active voice)
    Let your teeth be brushed by you. (passive voice)
  • You learn your lesson. (active voice)
    Let your lesson be learnt by you. (passive voice)