ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VOICE

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The passive voice is less usual than the active voice. The active voice is the "normal" voice. But sometimes we need the passive voice

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ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VOICE

  1. 1. By: Mirla Mojica M.<br />2010<br />
  2. 2. VOICE<br />There are two special forms for verbs called voice: <br />Active voice<br />Passive voice <br />
  3. 3. ACTIVE VOICE<br />The active voice is the "normal" voice. This is the voice that we use most of the time. You are probably already familiar with the active voice.<br />
  4. 4. Passive vs Active<br />The passive voice is less usual than the active voice. The active voice is the "normal" voice. But sometimes we need the passive voice..<br />   <br />
  5. 5. ACTIVE VOICE<br />In the active voice, the object receives the action of the verb<br />
  6. 6. PASSIVE VOICE<br />The passive voice is less usual. In the passive voice, the subject receives the action of the verb:<br />
  7. 7. How to Construct the Passive Voice<br />The structure of the passive voice is very simple:<br />subject + auxiliary verb (be) + main verb (past participle)<br />The main verb is always in its past participle form.<br />
  8. 8. EXAMPLE<br />
  9. 9. Use of The Passive Voice<br />We use the passive when:<br />we want to make the object more important <br />we do not know the active subject<br />
  10. 10. EXAMPLE<br />
  11. 11. IMPORTANT<br />Note that we always use by to introduce the passive object (Fish are eaten by cats)<br />
  12. 12. CONJUGATION FOR THE PASSIVE VOICE<br />We can form the passive in any tense. In fact, conjugation of verbs in the passive tense is rather easy, as the main verb is always in past participle form and the auxiliary verb is always be. <br />
  13. 13. CONJUGATION FOR THE PASSIVE VOICE<br />To form the required tense, we conjugate the auxiliary verb. But for the purpose of this lesson, we will only use the simple tense. <br />For example:<br />Present simple: <br />It is made<br />Past simple: <br />itwasmade<br />

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