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The Passive voice

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Mr. D. Presents: Mr. Passive Voice. Active and passive voice by louise. The Passive form. How to Teach the Passive Voice – While Being Active! Passive voice exercises - elementary and intermediate level esl. Passive Exercises. Passive Exercises Here's a list of exercises for practice with the passive: Would you like more Perfect English Grammar?

Passive Exercises

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Active / Passive Verb Forms

Therefore, tenses also have "active forms" and "passive forms. " You must learn to recognize the difference to successfully speak English. Active Form In active sentences, the thing doing the action is the subject of the sentence and the thing receiving the action is the object. Most sentences are active. [Thing doing action] + [verb] + [thing receiving action] Examples: Passive Form In passive sentences, the thing receiving the action is the subject of the sentence and the thing doing the action is optionally included near the end of the sentence. [Thing receiving action] + [be] + [past participle of verb] + [by] + [thing doing action] Active / Passive Overview Your personal online English school. Passive snap. Passive voice lesson - English grammar tutorial video lesson. LearnEnglish Teens.

We use the passive, rather than the active, to show that we are more interested in a certain part of the sentence.

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The passive is usually formed by the verb to be + past participle. Can you give me some examples of the active and passive? Yes, of course. Here’s a passive sentence: My room is being cleaned. Passives. Passives We make the passive using ‘be’ – in a suitable tense – and the past participle (‘done’, ‘played’ etc.).


We use the passive: 1) … when we don’t know, or we are not interested in, who does an action. My car was stolen yesterday. We don’t know who stole the car. A lot of wine is produced in France. It’s not important who produces the wine. 2) … when the main topic of the sentence isn’t who did the action. Television was invented in the 1920s by John Logie Baird. The main topic here is television – we aren’t particularly interested in ‘who’. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. In English we tend to put the most important thing at the start of the sentence. 3) … more in written English than in spoken English. War and Peace was written by Tolstoy.

You often see the passive in textbooks. The mixture is heated to 500˚C. Scientific texts especially use the passive. Tenses The passive can be used with all tenses - the form of ‘be’ changes. What is tiramisu made from?. Answers must be written in pencil.