Passive Voice Questions: All Tenses in English

Passive voice questions are questions that are constructed using passive voice rather than active voice.

Passive voice is often used when the focus is on the recipient of the action, rather than the doer.

These are some examples of Passive Voice Questions

  • Was the novel written by her?
  • Was the bridge built by them?
  • Was the picture painted by him?
  • Is the meal being cooked by the chef?
  • Is the new building being constructed by them?
  • Will the championship be won by the team?
  • Will the cake be baked by her?
  • Were the documents signed by the manager?
  • Were the tickets sold out for the concert?
  • Has the report been reviewed by the committee?

Now let’s check how to make passive voice questions with the most common tenses in English



Passive Voice Questions: Simple Present

The structure of the Simple Present Passive Voice Questions is:

StructureExample
Is/AreIs
Subjectthe meal
Past Participlecooked
Byby
Doerthe chef?

Here are the simple present passive voice questions:

  • Is the meal cooked by the chef?
  • Is the classroom cleaned by them every day?
  • Is a cake baked by her for the party?
  • Are smartphones produced by the company?
  • Are roses planted by the gardener in the garden?
  • Is the fence painted by them every summer?
  • Is the homework assigned by the teacher?
  • Are cars repaired by the mechanic?

Passive Voice Questions: Simple Past

The structure of the Simple Past Passive Voice Questions is:

StructureExample
Is/Arewas
Subjectthe meal
Past Participlecooked
Byby
Doerthe chef?

Here are the simple past passive voice questions:

  • Was the meal cooked by the chef?
  • Was the classroom cleaned by them yesterday?
  • Was a cake baked by her for the party?
  • Were smartphones produced by the company last year?
  • Was the broken window fixed by him yesterday?
  • Was the fence painted by them last summer?
  • Was the homework assigned by the teacher?
  • Were cars repaired by the mechanic last week?

Passive Voice Questions: Simple Future

The structure of the Simple Future Passive Voice Questions is:

StructureExample
Willwill
Subjectthe meal
Be + Past Participlebe cooked
Byby
Doerthe chef?

Here are the simple future passive voice questions:

  1. Will the new movie be released next month?
  2. Will the awards be televised live?
  3. Will the TV series be adapted from the book?
  4. Will the art exhibition be curated by a renowned artist?
  5. Will Broadway be the place where the play will be performed?
  6. Will the new video game be released on multiple platforms?
  7. Will the song be sung by a famous vocalist?
  8. Will the comedy show be attended by many people?

Passive Voice Questions: Present Continuous

The structure of the Present Progressive Passive Voice Questions is:

StructureExample
Are/isAre
Subjectthe meals
Being + Past Participlebeing cooked
Byby
Doerthe chef?

Here are the present continuous passive voice questions:

  • Is the stadium being prepared for the upcoming match?
  • Are the players being trained by the new coach?
  • Is the trophy being polished for the award ceremony?
  • Are the tickets being sold for the championship game?
  • Are the uniforms being designed for the team?
  • Is the field being set up for the cricket match?
  • Are the athletes being interviewed by the media?
  • Is the arena being decorated for the basketball tournament?

Passive Voice Questions: Past Continuous

The structure of the Past Progressive Passive Voice Questions is:

StructureExample
Are/isWere
Subjectthe meals
Being + Past Participlebeing cooked
Byby
Doerthe chef?

Here are the past continuous passive voice questions:

  • Was the new feature being tested on the social media platform?
  • Were the posts being monitored by the moderation team?
  • Was the account being accessed from multiple locations at the same time?
  • Was the trending hashtag being discussed by users worldwide?
  • Were the comments being reviewed before they were posted?
  • Were the profiles being linked to other social media networks?
  • Was the algorithm being adjusted to show relevant content?

More Questions

I hope that you have found this post about passive voice questions useful

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Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

Hi, I am Manuel Campos, The Professor behind GatherLessons.com. I am from Costa Rica and I currently teach English at UTN