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The Passive

The Passive
An active sentence like I drank two cups of coffee has the subject first (the person or thing that does the verb), followed by the verb, and finally the object (the person or thing that the action happens to). So, in this example, the subject is 'I', the verb is 'drank' and the object is 'two cups of coffee'. But, we don't always need to make sentences this way. We might want to put the object first, or perhaps we don't want to say who did something. This can happen for lots of reasons (see the explanation further down the page). In this case, we can use a passive, which puts the object first: Two cups of coffee were drunk (we can add 'by me' if we want, but it isn't necessary). How to make the Passive in English We make the passive by putting the verb 'to be' into whatever tense we need and then adding the past participle. Practise with these exercises Verbs with two objects Some verbs that have two objects can make two different active sentences, and so two different passive sentences too:

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Used to vs. Be used to In Azar's Understanding and Using English Grammar, (be) used to is included among verb + preposition combinations, which followed by gerunds. (Azar 14-2 "Using Gerunds as the Objects of Prepositions) be used to doing something. be accustomed to doing something. be commited to doing something Lingolia: English Grammar Introduction Grammar is usually the unpleasant part of language learning, because the rules in a foreign language can be completely different than in your native language. On Lingolía, we explain all the important information in a brief and simple way. Passive voice To learn Passive voice it is necessary to know the past participles. If you do not know the past participles go to our post on Past participle and learn the irregular verbs first. Once you do not have any problems with past participles, it is time to learn the Passive voice in English.Passive voice is used if the subject (the thing before the verb) does not do the action described by the verb. Then you have to insert the verb “TO BE” in the correct form in front of the verb in past participle.

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ESL Grammar www.EFLSensei.com ESL Grammar Activities are a great way for your students to use English while reinforcing correct grammar use. Jump to ESL Grammar Activities Students get bored when they are simply sitting and taking notes. Learn English - Passive Voice Exercises on Passive Use of Passive Passive voice is used when the focus is on the action. It is not important or not known, however, who or what is performing the action. Example: My bike was stolen. Virtual Grammar Lab: Study English Grammar Online Use the Virtual Grammar Lab to learn English and study English grammar! The Virtual Grammar Lab (VGL) is an extensive database of links to free online English grammar activities on the Internet. You can use the VGL to search for grammar practice exercises or explanations to help you learn English. You can search for activities by the grammar point you want to study, by the difficulty level, or by the type of activity.

What's it made of? Passive Voice, Product Materials ESL Hangman Review Product Materials and the Passive voice in this ESL Interactive Grammar and Vocabulary Hangman Spelling Game Online. ESL Learners and Teachers can use it to review English vocabulary and grammar or simply practice these words. This spelling activity will help practice vocabulary, grammar and reinforce spelling. This is a timed activity.It is a hangman game where you spell words. Adjectives and Adverbs Definitions An adjective is a word or set of words that modifies (i.e., describes) a noun or pronoun. Adjectives may come before the word they modify.

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