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The passive and Active voice forms,tenses,examples in all English Tenses By Mr.Zaki Badr

All about The passive voice in English Grammar By Mr.Zaki Badr
All about The passive voice in English Grammar By Mr.Zaki Badr
In this article, I'm to tell you all you need to know about the passive voice in English grammar:

  • The passive voice forms in different tenses examples
  • How to form the passive voice examples
  • Active voice vs Passive Voice  examples




All about The passive voice in English Grammar By Mr.Zaki Badr
All about The passive voice in English Grammar By Mr.Zaki Badr

All about The passive voice in English Grammar By Mr.Zaki Badr
All about The passive voice in English Grammar By Mr.Zaki Badr

Active and passive voice
Active and passive voice

Use 1  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.


In the example above, the focus is on the fact that my bike was stolen. I do not know, however, who did it.
Sometimes a statement in passive is more polite than active voice, as the following example shows:
Example: A mistake was made.
In this case, I focus on the fact that a mistake was made, but I do not blame anyone (e.g. You have made a mistake.).


Use 1 of Passive
 when the main topic of the sentence isn’t who did the action.
Ex:-
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.


Use 2 of Passive

..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.


Verb to be in all tenses
The verb to be in all tenses

How to use the passive?  passive form


How to use the passive?  passive form
How to use the passive?  passive form


Form of Passive
Subject +  verb to be + Past Participle (3rd column of irregular verbs)

Example: A letter was written.
When rewriting active sentences in passive voice, note the following:
the object of the active sentence becomes the subject of the passive sentence
the finite form of the verb is changed (to be + past participle)
the subject of the active sentence becomes the object of the passive sentence (or is dropped)


Form of passive in present simple and present continuous
Form of passive in present simple and present continuous

Form of passive in past continuous and past simple tenses
Form of passive in past continuous and past simple tenses

Form of passive in present perfect and present perfect continuous
Form of passive in present perfect and present perfect continuous 

Form of passive in the past perfect and past perfect continuous tenses
Form of passive in the past perfect and past perfect continuous tenses


Form of Passive in the future simple and future simple continuous tenses
Form of Passive in the future simple and future simple continuous tenses

Form of Passive in the future perfect tense
Form of Passive in the future perfect tense

Form of passive in all English tenses 


Tense
Subject
Verb
Object
Simple Present
Active:
Rita
writes
a letter.
Passive:
A letter
is written
by Rita.
Simple Past
Active:
Rita
wrote
a letter.
Passive:
A letter
was written
by Rita.
Present Perfect
Active:
Rita
has written
a letter.
Passive:
A letter
has been written
by Rita.
Future simple
Active:
Rita
will write
a letter.
Passive:
A letter
will be written
by Rita.
Modal verbs
Active:
Rita
can write
a letter.
Passive:
A letter
can be written
by Rita.


Tense
Subject
Verb
Object
Present Progressive
(Continuous)
Active:
Rita
is writing
a letter.
Passive:
A letter
is being written
by Rita.
Past Progressive
Active:
Rita
was writing
a letter.
Passive:
A letter
was being written
by Rita.
Past Perfect
Active:
Rita
had written
a letter.
Passive:
A letter
had been written
by Rita.
Future Perfect
Active:
Rita
will have written
a letter.
Passive:
A letter
will have been written
by Rita.
Conditional I
Active:
Rita
would write
a letter.
Passive:
A letter
would be written
by Rita.
Conditional II
Active:
Rita
would have written
a letter.
Passive:
A letter
would have been written
by Rita.
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My name is Zaki Badr.I am an online English teacher. Contact me on WhatsApp: +201027871551 I have been teaching English  since 2011. English teaching certificates that I got : *TESOL Certificate, Arizona State University,USA, December 2018.

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