Rules For Speech And Voices

Rules for speech and voice

Preposition and Conjunction Rules


In general English language, the transitive verb has two voices mainly Active voice and Passive voice.

  • Active Voice
  • Passive Voice


Speech is the expression of thoughts in spoken words. It is known as something which is spoken. In general Language it is divided into two parts mainly:

  • Literal language
  • Figurative language

Speech And Voices Rules:-

Voice Rules

There are basically 2 types of Voices

  1. Active Voice
  2. Passive Voice

Active Voice:

When the subject performs the action stated by the verb in the sentence, it is known as active voice. Sentences in the active voice are simple as the main focus is on the subject.
Arrangement of Active voice:
Subject + Verb + Object
Example: I am drinking banana shake.
Now here is the subject, drinking is the verb, and banana shake is the object.

Passive Voice:

If the subject performed upon the verb, then it is known as passive voice. In this the main emphasis is on the action and not on the one who is doing it i.e. subject.  Sentences in the passive voice are complex as the focus is on the actions.
Arrangement of Passive voice:
Object + Verb + Subject
Example: Banana shake is being drunk by me.
Here banana shake is the subject, drunk is the verb, and me is the object. If you read the sentence again the main focus is on drinking the banana shake, but not on me.


speech and voices rules

Speech Rules

Speech are basically are of 2 types

Literal language

It’s a direct type of language which uses the original meaning and description of words.

Figurative language

In this the definition and meaning of words depends on situation in which we are using it. Further the words will differ from their exact meanings, which ultimately give more specialized and stylized definition. See the example to understand it more precisely.

Many hands make light work. This phrase merely implies a task is soon finished if several people help, it does not mean that so many hands together will make light work. Further from the language we have divided the speech into two parts as:

  1. Direct speech
  2. Indirect speech

Direct speech

 It is written text or spoken language in which speech or language will be in its original form expressed by the main speaker or writer.
For Example: “You’ll never guess what I’ve just found!” said Tanmay, excitedly.

Indirect speech

It is a form of expressing the written text or spoken language in an indirect but implicit way. It means that it is not as same as expressed by the original speaker or writer. We normally change the tenses of the words under this.
For example: He says, “I am ill “is direct speech, and whereas He says that he is ill is an indirect speech. Or you may remove that from the sentence and make it as: “he says he is ill”. 

Rules To Solve Speech and Voices

Tense Change

As per rules when we report something which somebody has said we move back to the tense. See the below-given table to understand it more better.

speech and voice rules

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