The clown was being laughed at by them. Basic rules to be followed for
A. They were laughing at the clown.
B. They were being laughed on the clown.
C. They laughed at the clown.
D. The clown was laughed at by them.
Right Answer is: A
Basic rules to be followed for Active/Passive conversions are:
1. The object of the active verb becomes the subject of the passive verb.
2. The finite form of the verb is changed (to be+ past participle).
3. The subject of the active sentence becomes the object of the passive sentence (or is dropped).
4. Preposition “by” is used before object.
The given sentence is in passive voice. Its tense is past continuous. The structures for active/passive voices are:
Active: Subject + was/were + verb (ing) + object…
Passive: Object + was/were + being + verb (IIIrd from) + by + subject…
So, with the help of the above structures, we can convert the given sentence into active voice:
They were laughing at the clown.