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Passive Voice in Present Tense (#246)

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Transcript of Passive Voice in Present Tense (#246)

Passive Voice in
Present Tense

In this class, we have seen how the active
voice is formed and used in Present Tense.

Have a nice day!
In this class, we will analyze how the passive voice is formed and used in the Present Tense.
The active voice is the voice that we use most of the time.

In the active voice, the object receives the action of the verb, as in:
The passive voice is less usual. In the
passive voice, the subject receives the
action of the verb:
Therefore, the object of the active verb becomes the subject of the passive verb:
As you can see, the structure of the passive
voice is very simple:

subject + auxiliary verb + main verb
(be) (past participle)

Active Voice:

Peter writes a composition every week.

Passive Voice:

A composition is written by Peter every week.

Let’s see some examples using the Present Tense.
The passive voice can also be used in other
This is a summary of all the tenses.
We have to use the conjugations of the verb
to be
am, is, are
), depending on the subject
of the sentence.
Rephrase these sentences using the passive voice.
to this online lesson!
My name is Lily Cardoso
I'm an English teacher for
I live in León, Guanajuato
Cats eat fish.
Fish are eaten by cats.
Active Voice:

The tornado left a path of destruction.
For example, we can use it in Simple Past:
Passive Voice:

A path of destruction was left by the tornado.
5. It cleans cars.
1. Marie bakes some cookies.
2. Joseph tells nice jokes
3. She dances salsa.
4. They study languages.
Some cookies are baked by Mary.
Nice jokes are told by Joseph
Salsa is danced by her.
Languages are studied by them.
Cars are cleaned by it.
1. Farmers cut down a lot of forests.
A lot of forests are cut by farmers.
2. Cars and planes produce greenhouse gases.
Greenhouse gases are produced by cars and planes.
3. Trees take in carbon dioxide.
Carbon dioxide is taken in by trees.
4. Extreme weather causes high temperatures.
High temperatures are caused by extreme weather.
5. Power stations use fossil fuels.
Fossil fuel is used by power stations.
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