Past Continuous Tense to Passive Voice

Learn Past Continuous Tense to Passive Voice by definition, formulas, rules, tricks, examples, and exercises. 

Students Learning Outcomes(SLOs) Past Continuous Tense to Passive Voice


The students and learners will be able to learn about:

  • The formula of Past Continuous Tense Active Voice Sentences.
  • The formula of Past Continuous Tense Passive Voice Sentences.
  • Rules and Tricks.
  • Use of verbs with helping verbs. (IIIV with, was being/ were being).
  • Change of Interrogative, Negative, and Interronegative Sentences into Passive Voice.
  • Solved Exercise (Past Continuous Tense to Passive Voice).

Past Continuous Tense to Passive Voice

Formula Of Past Continuous Tense

Subject + was/were + 1st form of the verb with ing + Object
(Active Voice)

Object + was/were+  being +III form of verb + by+ subject(Passive Voice)

I was writing a letter. (A.V)

Rules and Instructions for Changings

Replace subject with object and object with the subject by their cases. (subjective and objective case)

Add helping verb right after subject according to the subject.

According to the rule for continuous tenses, change the verb form to 3rd form followed by ‘being’.

A letter was being written by me. (P.V)

Solved Exercise Past Continuous Tense to Passive Voice
(Positive Sentences)

1.He was eating a loaf of bread.
A loaf of bread was being eaten by him.

2.He was playing cricket.
Cricket was being played by him.

3.He was taking tea.
Tea was being taken by him.

4.They were wearing a cricket kit.
A Cricket kit was being worn by them.

5.She was cleaning her room.
Her room was being cleaned by her.

6.We were plucking the flowers daily.
The flowers were being plucked by us daily.

7.The mother was loving his son.
His son was being loved by the mother.

8.A plumber was repairing all the taps.
All the taps were being repaired by a plumber.

9.Father was playing with his son.
His son was being played by father.

10.The children were making a very pinching noise.
A very pinching noise was being made by the children.


11.She was driving a car carefully.

A car was being driven by her carefully.

12.All the friends were cooking chicken tandoori.
Chicken tandoori was being cooked by all the friends.

13.Asma was beating her younger sister.
Her younger sister was being beaten by Asma.

14.Usman was using the laptop.
The laptop was being used by Usman.

15.Moosa was loving his toys.
His toys were being loved by Moosa.

16.Some children were liking to drink milk.
Milk was being liked to drink by some children.   OR
Milk was being liked by some children to drink.

17.They were drawing a sketch of the car on a paper.
A sketch of the car was being drawn by them on paper.

18.The old people were telling very interesting stories.
Very interesting stories were being told by the old people.

19.Amina was switching on the computer.
The computer was being switched on by Amina.

20.The English teacher was punishing the students.
The students were being punished by the English teacher.

21.The mother was feeding her baby.
Her baby was being fed by the mother.

22.We were doing our homework.
Our homework is being done by us.

23.The peon is opening the door.
The door is being opened by the peon.

24.We are tasting soup.
Soup is being tasted by us.

25.The girls are plucking the sunflowers in the garden.
The sunflowers are being plucked by the girls in the garden.

26.The students are asking productive questions.
Productive questions are being asked by the students.

27.She was solving grammar sentences.
Grammar sentences were being solved by her.

28.He was using a cell phone.
A cell phone was being used by him.

29.Only poor people were paying the tax.
The tax was being paid by only poor people.

30.The monkeys were eating bananas.
Bananas were being eaten by the monkeys.


31.A farmer was killing a dangerous snake.
A dangerous snake was being killed by a farmer.

32.They were running a restaurant.
A restaurant was being run by them.

33.The officer was collecting mail daily.
Mail was being collected by the officer daily.

34. Imran Nazir was making the big scores.
The big scores were being made by Imran Nazir.

35. Ronaldo was scoring the goals.
The goals were being scored by Ronaldo.

36. The engineers were designing a new car.
A new car was being designed by the engineers.

37. The students were making class charts.
Class charts were being made by the students.

38. I was doing the exercise daily.
The exercise was being done daily by me. OR
The exercise was being done by me daily.

39. He was chasing me.
I was being chased by him.

40. She was choosing the red shoes.
The red shoes were being chosen by her.

41. He was catching a small bird.
A small bird was being caught by him.

42. The students were cleaning the classrooms.
The classrooms were being cleaned by the students.

43. She was filling the dust bin with garbage.
Dust bin was being filled with garbage by her. OR
Dust bin was being filled by her with garbage.

44. I was using the blue pen.
The blue pen was being used by me.

45. He was saving money.
Money was being saved by him.


46. They were doing heavy lunch.
Heavy lunch was being done by them.

47. We were singing about our homeland.
Our homeland was being sung about by us.

48. He was writing articles on different topics.
Articles on different topics were being written by him. OR
Articles were being written by him on different topics.

49. Bilal was making a funny laugh.
A funny laugh was being made by Bilal.

50. She was delivering a lecture on Biology.
A lecture on biology was being delivered by her. OR
A lecture was being delivered by her on Biology.

Negative Sentences Past Continuous Tense to Passive Voice

They were not playing hockey. (A.V)

Now simplify the above sentence,

They were playing hockey. (1st Step)

Now, change the above sentence to passive voice.

Hockey was being played by them. (2nd Step)

Add ‘not’ after the helping verb to make it a negative passive voice sentence.

Hockey was not being played by them. (Final Step)


Solved Exercise Past Continuous Tense to Passive Voice

We were not doing our homework. (A.V)

We were doing our homework. (1st Step)
Our homework was being done by us. (2nd Step)
Our homework was not being done by us. (Final Step)

51.He was not eating a loaf of bread.
A loaf of bread was not being eaten by him.

52.He was not playing cricket.
Cricket was not being played by him.

53.He was not taking tea.
Tea was not being taken by him.

54.They were not wearing the cricket kit.
The Cricket kit was not being worn by them.

55.She was not cleaning her room.
Her room was not being cleaned by her.


56.We were not plucking the flowers daily.
The flowers were not being plucked by us daily.

57.The mother was not loving his son.
His son was not being loved by the mother.

58.A plumber was not repairing all the taps.
All the taps were not being repaired by a plumber.

59.Father was not playing with his son.
His son was not being played by father.

60.The children were not making very pinching noise.
Very pinching noise was not being made by the children.

71.She was not driving a car carefully.
A car was not being driven by her carefully.

72.All the friends were not cooking chicken tandoori.
Chicken tandoori was not being cooked by all the friends.

73.Asma was not beating her younger sister.
Her younger sister was not being beaten by Asma.

74.Usman was not using the laptop.
The laptop was not being used by Usman.

75.Moosa was not loving his toys.
His toys were not being loved by Moosa.

76.Some children were not liking to drink milk.
Milk was not being liked to drink by some children.   OR
Milk was not being liked by some children to drink.

77.They were not drawing a sketch of the car on paper.
A sketch of the car was not being drawn by them on paper.

78.The old people were not telling very interesting stories.
Very interesting stories were not being told by the old people.

79.Amina was not switching on the computer.
The computer was not being switched on by Amina.

80.The English teacher was not punishing the students.
The students were not being punished by the English teacher.


81.The mother was not feeding her baby.
Her baby was not being fed by the mother.

82.We were not doing our homework.
Our homework was not being done by us.

83.The peon was not open the door.
The door was not being opened by the peon.

84.We were not tasting the soup.
The soup was not being tasted by us.

85.The girls were not plucking the sunflowers in the garden.
The sunflowers were not being plucked by the girls in the garden.

86.The students were not asking productive questions.
Productive questions were not being asked by the students.

87.She was not solving grammar sentences.
Grammar sentences are not being solved by her.

88.He was not using a cell phone.
A cell phone was not being used by him.

89.Only poor people were not paying the tax.
The tax was not being paid by only poor people.

90.The monkeys were not eating bananas.
Bananas were not being eaten by the monkeys.

91.A farmer was not killing a dangerous snake.
A dangerous snake was not being killed by a farmer.

92.They were not running a restaurant.
A restaurant was not being run by them.

93.The officer was not collecting mail daily.
Mail was not being collected by the officer daily.

94. Imran Nazir was not making the big scores.
The big scores were not being made by Imran Nazir.

95. Ronaldo was not scoring the goals.
The goals were not being scored by Ronaldo.


96. The engineers were not designing a new car.
A new car was not being designed by the engineers.

97. The students were not making class charts.
Class charts were not being made by the students.

98.I was not doing the exercise daily.
The exercise was not being done daily by me. OR
The exercise was not being done by me daily.

99.He was not chasing me.
I was not being chased by him.

100.She was not choosing the red shoes.
The red shoes were not being chosen by her.

101. He was not catching a small bird.
A small bird was not being caught by him.

102. The students were not cleaning the classrooms.
The classrooms were not being cleaned by the students.

103. She was not filling the dust bin with garbage.
The dust bin was not being filled with garbage by her. OR
The dust bin was not being filled by her with garbage.

104. I was not using the blue pen.
The blue pen was not being used by me.

105. He was not saving money.
Money was not being saved by him.


106. They were not doing heavy lunch.
Heavy lunch was not being done by them.

107. We were not singing about our homeland.
Our homeland was not being sung about by us.

108. He was not writing articles on different topics.
Articles on different topics were not being written by him. OR
Articles were not being written by him on different topics.

109. Bilal was not making a funny laugh.
A funny laugh was not being made by Bilal.

110. She was not delivering a lecture on Biology.
A lecture on biology was not being delivered by her. OR
A lecture was not being delivered by her on Biology.

Interrogative Sentences Past Continuous Tense to Passive Voice
Solved Exercise

Were you learning a lesson? (A.V)

Convert the above sentence into simple sentence.

You were learning a lesson. (1st Step)

 Then change this sentence to a passive voice.                                      

A lesson was being learnt by you.  (2nd Step)

Pick up the helping verb from the sentence changed to the passive voice and apply it at the beginning of the phrase. 

Was a lesson being learnt by you? (Final Step)

Was I opening the door? (A.V)
I was opening the door. (1st Step)
The door was being opened by me. (2nd Step)
Was the door being opened by me? (Final Step)


Solved Exercise 

111. Was he eating a bread?
Was a bread being eaten by him?

112. Was he playing cricket?
Was cricket being played by him?

113. Was he taking tea?
Was tea being taken by him?

114. Were they wearing the cricket kit?
Was a cricket kit being worn by them?

115. Was she cleaning her room?
Was her room being cleaned by her?

116. Were we plucking the flowers daily?
Were the flowers being plucked by us daily?

117. Was the mother loving his son?
Was his son being loved by the mother?

118. Was a plumber repairing all the taps?
Were all the taps being repaired by a plumber?

119. Was father playing with his son?
Was his son being played by father?

120. Were the children making very pinching noise?
Was very pinching noise being made by the children?


121. Was she driving a car carefully?
Was a car being driven by her carefully?

122. Were all the friends cooking chicken tandoori?
Was chicken tandoori being cooked by all the friends?

123. Was Asma beating her younger sister?
Was her younger sister being beaten by Asma?

124. Was Usman using laptop?
Was laptop being used by Usman?

125. Was Moosa loving his toys?
Were his toys being loved by Moosa?

126. Were some children liking to drink milk?
Was milk being liked to drink by some children?   OR
Was milk being liked by some children to drink?

127. Were they drawing a sketch of the car on a paper?
Was a sketch of the car being drawn by them on paper?

128. Were the old people telling very interesting stories?
Were very interesting stories being told by the old people?

129. Was Amina switching on the computer?
Was the computer being switched on by Amina?

130. Was the English teacher punishing the students?
Were the students being punished by the English teacher?

131. Was the mother  feeding her baby?
Was her baby being fed by the mother?

132. Were we doing our homework?
Was our homework being done by us?

133. Was the peon opening the door?
Was the door being opened by the peon?

134. Were we tasting soup?
Was soup being tasted by us?

135. Were the girls plucking the sunflowers in the garden?
Were the sunflowers being plucked by the girls in the garden?


136. Were the students asking productive questions?
Were productive questions being asked by the students?

137. Was she solving grammar sentences?
Were grammar sentences being solved by her?

138. Was he using the cell phone?
Was the cell phone being used by him?

139. Were only poor people paying tax?
Was tax being paid by only poor people?

140. Were the monkeys eating bananas?
Were bananas being eaten by the monkeys?

141. Was a farmer killing a dangerous snake?
Was a dangerous snake being killed by a farmer?

142. Were they running a restaurant?
Was a restaurant is being run by them?

143. Was the officer collecting mail daily?
Was mail being collected by the officer daily?

144. Was Imran Nazir making the big scores?
Were the big scores being made by Imran Nazir?

145. Was Ronaldo scoring the goals?
Were the goals being scored by Ronaldo?


146. Were the engineers designing a new car?
Was a new car being designed by the engineers?

147. Were the students making class charts?
Were class charts being made by the students?

148. Was I doing exercise daily?
Was exercise being done daily by me? OR
Was exercise being done by me daily?

149. Was he chasing me?
Was I being chased by him?

150. Was she choosing the red shoes?
Were the red shoes being chosen by her?

151. Was he catching a small bird?
Was a small bird being caught by him?

152. Were the students cleaning the classrooms?
Were the classrooms being cleaned by the students?

153. Was she filling the dust bin with garbage?
Was the dust bin being filled with garbage by her? OR
Was the dust bin being filled by her with garbage?

154. Was I using a blue pen?
Was a blue pen being used by me?

155. Was he saving money?
Was money being saved by him?

156. Were they doing heavy lunch?
Was heavy lunch being done by them?

157. Were we singing about our homeland?
Was our homeland being sung about by us?

158. Was he writing articles on different topics?
Were articles on different topics being written by him? OR
Were articles being written by him on different topics?

159. Was Bilal making a funny laugh?
Was a funny laugh being made by Bilal?

160. Was she delivering a lecture on Biology?
Was a lecture on biology being delivered by her? OR
Was a lecture being delivered by her on Biology?


Interro-negative Sentences of Past Continuous Tense to Passive Voice

Was she not cooking food? (A.V)

Now simplify the above sentence,

She was not cooking food. (1st Step)

She was cooking food. (2nd Step)

Now, change the above sentence to passive voice.

Food was being cooked by her. (3rd Step)

Add ‘not’ after the helping verb.

Food was not being cooked by her. (4th Step)

Now pick up the same auxiliary verb (helping) and write it at the beginning of the sentence.

Was food not cooked by her? (Final Step)

Solved Exercise

161. Was he not eating bread?
He was not eating a loaf of bread.

He was eating a loaf of bread.
A loaf of bread was being eaten by him.
A loaf of bread was not being eaten by him.

Was a loaf of bread not being eaten by him?

162. Was he not playing cricket?

He was not playing cricket.

He was playing cricket.
Cricket was being played by him
Cricket was not being played by him.

163. Was he not eating bread?
Was bread not being eaten by him?

164. Was he not playing cricket?
Was cricket not being played by him?

165. Was he not taking tea?
Was tea not being taken by him?


166. Were they not wearing cricket kit?
Was cricket kit not being worn by them?

167. Was she not cleaning her room?
Was her room not being cleaned by her?

168. Were we not plucking the flowers daily?
Were the flowers not being plucked by us daily?

169. Was the mother not loving his son?
Was his son not being loved by the mother?

170. Was a plumber not repairing all the taps?
Were all the taps not being repaired by a plumber?

171. Was father not playing with his son?
Was his son not being played by father?

172. Were the children not making a very pinching noise?
Was a very pinching noise not being made by the children?

173. Was she not driving a car carefully?
Was a car not being driven by her carefully?

174. Were all the friends not cooking chicken tandoori?
Was chicken tandoori not being cooked by all the friends?

175. Was Asma not beating her younger sister?
Was her younger sister not being beaten by Asma?


176. Was Usman not using the laptop?
Was the laptop not being used by Usman?

177. Was Moosa not loving his toys?
Ware his toys not being loved by Moosa?

178. Were some children not liking to drink milk?
Was milk not being liked to drink by some children?   OR
Was milk not being liked by some children to drink?

179. Were they not drawing a sketch of the car on paper?
Was a sketch of the car not being drawn by them on paper?

180. Were the old people not telling very interesting stories?
Were very interesting stories not being told by the old people?

181. Was Amina not switching on the computer?
Was the computer not being switched on by Amina?

182. Was the English teacher not punishing the students?
Were the students not being punished by the English teacher?

183. Was the mother not feeding her baby?
Was her baby not being fed by the mother?

184. Were we not doing our homework?
Was our homework not being done by us?

185. Was the peon not opening the door?
Was the door not being opened by the peon?

186. Were we not tasting soup?
Was soup not being tasted by us?

187. Were the girls not plucking the sunflowers in the garden?
Were the sunflowers not being plucked by the girls in the garden?

188. Were the students not asking productive questions?
Were productive questions not being asked by the students?

189. Was she not solving grammar sentences?
Were grammar sentences not being solved by her?

190. Was he not using the cell phone?
Was the cell phone not being used by him?

191. Were only poor people not paying tax?
Was tax not being paid by only poor people?


192. Were the monkeys not eating bananas?
Were bananas not being eaten by the monkeys?

193. Was a farmer not killing a dangerous snake?
Was a dangerous snake not being killed by a farmer?

194. Were they not running a restaurant?
Was a restaurant not being run by them?

195. Was the officer not collecting mail daily?
Was mail not being collected by the officer daily?

195. Was Imran Nazir not making the big scores?
Were the big scores not being made by Imran Nazir?

196. Was Ronaldo not scoring the goals?
Were the goals not being scored by Ronaldo?

197. Were the engineers not designing a new car?
Was a new car not being designed by the engineers?

198. Were the students not making class charts?
Were class charts not being made by the students?

199. Was I not doing exercise daily?
Was exercise not being done daily by me? OR
Was exercise not being done by me daily?

200.Was he not chasing me?
Was I not being chased by him?

201. Was she not choosing the red shoes?
Were the red shoes not being chosen by her?

202. Was he not catching a small bird?
Was a small bird not being caught by him?

203. Were the students not cleaning the classrooms?
Were the classrooms not being cleaned by the students?

204. Was she not filling the dust bin with garbage.
Was the dust bin not being filled with garbage by her? OR
Was the dust bin not being filled by her with garbage?

205. Was I not using blue pen?
Was blue pen not being used by me?


206. Was he not saving money?
Is money not being saved by him?

207. Were they not doing heavy lunch?
Was heavy lunch not being done by them?

208. Were we not singing about our homeland?
Was our homeland not being sung about by us?

209. Was he not writing articles on different topics?
Were articles on different topics not being written by him? OR
Were articles not being written by him on different topics?

210. Was Bilal not making a funny laugh?
Was a funny laugh not being made by Bilal?

211. Was she not delivering a lecture on Biology?
Was a lecture on biology not being delivered by her? OR
Was a lecture not being delivered by her on Biology?


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