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Present Simple Passive / Past Simple Passive

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Daniela Trigo Guerrero

on 6 November 2012

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Transcript of Present Simple Passive / Past Simple Passive

* In English, the main topic usually comes at the beginning of the sentence. Active: Ian Fleming used this typewriter. Subject Object Passive: This typewriter was used by Ian Fleming. Subject By + Agent Verb Verb * In the active sentence we are more interested in the person or thing doing the action.

In this case, we are more interested in Ian Fleming, so we make him the subject. * In the passive sentence we are more interested in what happened to someone or something than in who did the action.

In this case, we are more interested in the typewriter, so we make it the subject. * In passive sentences we can use "by" to say who or what did the action (we call this the agent). For example: This dress was worn by Marilyn Monroe. To make the Present Simple Passive we use: Subject + verb to be + past participle Apples are grown in Chile.
The restaurant is called Mamma Mia. To make the Past Simple Passive we use: Subject + verb to be + past participle was
were This book was written in 1990.
These pictures were taken in Brazil.
I was invited to a party. (by) Write 2 questions using Present Simple Passive and Past Simple Passive. Questions Present Simple & Past Simple
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