Back to: Active-Passive Voices
Rule for changing voice of past continuous tense –
|Subject + was/were + verb[ing] + object
|Object + Was/were + being +verb [past participle] +by/with/to + object
|She was washing the dishes.
|The dishes were being washed by her.
|Nandita was watching a romantic movie.
|A romantic movie was being watched by Nandita.
|They were eating breakfast.
|Breakfast was being eaten by them.
|The bird was feeding the chicks.
|The chicks were being fed by the birds.
|The cow was eating grass.
|Grass was being eaten by the cow.
|Mother was making a sweater for me.
|A sweater for me was being made by mother.
|The teacher was teaching us a lesson.
|A lesson was taught to us by the teacher.
|The government was making useless schemes.
|Useless schemes were being made by the government.
|We were writing essays.
|Essays were being written by us.
|He was asking me several questions.
|Several questions were being asked to me by him.