Voices of Interrogative sentences in past tense

PAST TENSE

Simple past tense

Question Word beginning

Active Voice:  QW. + did + S + V + O ?

Eg:  When did Robert give the letter ?

Passive Voice: QW. + was/were + O + V3 + by + S ?

Eg: When was the letter given by Robert?

Auxiliary beginning

Active Voice:  Did + S + V + O ?

Eg: Did John explain the matter ?

Passive Voice :   was/were + O + V3 + by + S ?

Eg: Was the matter explained  by John ?

Past continuous tense

Question Word beginning

Active Voice:  QW. + was/were + S + V+ing + O ?

Eg: How  was Mary conducting the programme ?

Passive Voice:   QW. + was/were + O + being + V3 + by + S ?

Eg: How was the programme being conducted by Mary ?

Auxiliary  beginning

Active Voice:  was/were + S + V+ing + O ?

Eg: Were the students studying grammar ?

Passive Voice : was/were + O + being  + V3 + by + S ?

Eg:  Was grammar being studied by the students?

Past perfect tense

Question Word beginning

Active Voice:  QW. + had + S + V3 + O ?

Eg: Why had Thomas called you ?

Passive Voice:  QW + had + O + been + V3 + by +  S ?

Eg:  Why  had you been called by Thomas ?

Auxiliary beginning

Active Voice:  Had + S + V3 + O?

Eg: Had the people attacked their enemies ?

Passive Voice:  Had + O + been + V3 + by + S ?

Eg: Had their enemies attacked by the people?

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