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Passive voice

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camila velasquez

on 31 October 2012

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Transcript of Passive voice

Simple Present
Simple Past
Present Perfect
Past Perfect
Future Simple Past
Active Voice: Claudia bought two tickets for the concert.
Passive Voice: Two tickets was bought for the concert by Claudia.

Past Perfect
Active voice: Francisco had booked a table for tonight.
Passive Voice: A table had been booked for tonight by Francisco. Verbs with two objects With verbs that often have two objects (give, offer, owe, award, tell, send, teach, etc.) either object can become the subject of a passive sentence:

Eg: Ana was given the prize for best costume.
The prize for best costume was given to Ana.

If we include an agent, we usually put it at the end of the sentence:

Eg: He was offered a new job in the company by his boss Simple Present & Present Perfect Simple Present
Active Voice: Mum cooks a delicious meal
Passive Voice: A delicious meal is cooked by mum

Present Perfect
Active Voice: Dad has mown the lawn twice this month.
Passive voice: The lawn has been mown twice this month by dad. Future
Active voice: I will give you a wonderful gift
Passive Voice: A Wonderful present will be given to you It is the grammatical construction used when the focus is on the action. It is not important and not known, however, who or what is performing the action. Form of Passive Voice "Passive Voice" Tenses Simple Past & Past Perfect Future What is passive voice? FRANCISCO ROMERO
CAMILA VELÁSQUEZ Eg: My bike was stolen Use of passive voice When we don't know who or what is responsible for the action.
Eg: My diary was opened. For stylistic reasons, especially to allow the main focus of the sentence to be the verb.

Eg: The saxophone is quite a modern instrument. It was invented around 1840 by Adolphe Sax... Dear diary: -------------------------- ------------------ ------------------- ------------------------- ------ ----------------------------- ----------------------- ---------------------. Sometimes a statement in passive voice is more polite than active voice:

Eg: A mistake was made during the presentation. subject + finite form of verb to be + past participle. Eg: A letter was written 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) s V to be Past p THANK YOU! iMPORTANT
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