We continue with our topic THE PASSIVE VOICE
The passive voice in the negative offers no special difficulty.It follows the same rules as in the affirmative.Thus:
Bahati anapendwa,Bahati is loved
Bahati hapendwi(negative), Bahati is not loved
Bahati alipendwa, Bahati was loved
Bahati hakupendwa,Bahati was not loved
Bahati atapendwa,Bahati will be loved
Bahati atapendwa, Bahati will be loved
Bahati hatapendwa, Bahati will not be loved
Mtoto alizaliwa mwaka 1970 The child was born in 1970
Tatu aliolewa na……… Tatu was married to…..
Tatu alisifiwa kwa kazi yake nzuri,. Tatu was praised for her good work.
Sitaki nguo hizo,zimevaliwa na mtu Fulani. I do not like those clothes, they have been
worn by a certain person.
Mwizi amekamatwa na polisi. The thief has been arrested by the police
Gari limeharibika,. The car is out of order
Wezi walipigwa mawe na…….. The thieves were stoned by……..
Jambo hili haliwezekani. This matter is impossible
Sukari haipatikani hapa,. The sugar is not available here
Change the following sentences into the passive voice:
Active. . . Passive
Mtoto amejibu swali. Swali limejibiwa na mtoto
The child has answered the question. The question has been answered by the child
1.Tuliwapokea wageni wengi Jana
2.Watoto wanampenda sana mwalimu wao
3 Bahati ameandika barua nzuri kwa winon
4.watu wengi wamesahau jambo hili Sasa
5.Waziri amewafikiria wafanya kazi wote