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TNB08TEACHER: Rubén J. Toranzo Núñez
Passive Voice Use and Structure We often choose passive structures when we want to talk about an action, but are not so i...
Passive Voice Use and Structure We often choose passive structures when we want to talk about an action, but are not so i...
Passive Voice Use and Structure We often choose passive structures when we want to talk about an action, but are not so i...
Passive Voice Use and Structure We often choose passive structures when we want to talk about an action, but are not so i...
Passive Voice Use and Structure We often choose passive structures when we want to talk about an action, but are not so i...
Passive Voice Use and Structure We often choose passive structures when we want to talk about an action, but are not so i...
Passive Voice Use and Structure                  Active or Passive ?  They built this house in 1486.  This house was bu...
Passive Voice Use and Structure                  Active or Passive ?  They built this house in 1486.  This house was bu...
Passive Voice Use and Structure                  Active or Passive ?  They built this house in 1486.  This house was bu...
Passive Voice Use and Structure                  Active or Passive ?  They built this house in 1486.  This house was bu...
Passive Voice Use and Structure                   Active or Passive ?  They built this house in 1486.  This house was b...
Passive Voice Use and Structure                   Active or Passive ?  They built this house in 1486.  This house was b...
How to make Passive Voice               sentences There are some very simple steps to follow when changing active sentenc...
How to make Passive Voice                sentences   Check the verb. (active or passive)   Tense of the verb (present, p...
How to make Passive Voice                sentences   Check the verb. (active or passive)   Tense of the verb (present, p...
How to make Passive Voice                sentences   Check the verb. (active or passive)   Tense of the verb (present, p...
How to make Passive Voice                 sentences    Check the verb. (active or passive)    Tense of the verb (present...
How to make Passive Voice                 sentences    Check the verb. (active or passive)    Tense of the verb (present...
How to make Passive Voice                 sentences    Check the verb. (active or passive)    Tense of the verb (present...
Tenses for the passive voiceName                   Construction              ExampleSimple present         Am/is/are + p.p...
Ready for exercises? Tom has send a letter to his mother. People play soccer all over the world. They are doing their h...
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  1. 1. TNB08TEACHER: Rubén J. Toranzo Núñez
  2. 2. Passive Voice Use and Structure We often choose passive structures when we want to talk about an action, but are not so interested in saying who or what does/did it.  Those pyramids were built around 400 AD.
  3. 3. Passive Voice Use and Structure We often choose passive structures when we want to talk about an action, but are not so interested in saying who or what does/did it.  Those pyramids were built around 400 AD.
  4. 4. Passive Voice Use and Structure We often choose passive structures when we want to talk about an action, but are not so interested in saying who or what does/did it.  Those pyramids were built around 400 AD.  Too many books have been written about the Second World War.
  5. 5. Passive Voice Use and Structure We often choose passive structures when we want to talk about an action, but are not so interested in saying who or what does/did it.  Those pyramids were built around 400 AD.  Too many books have been written about the Second World War.
  6. 6. Passive Voice Use and Structure We often choose passive structures when we want to talk about an action, but are not so interested in saying who or what does/did it.  Those pyramids were built around 400 AD.  Too many books have been written about the Second World War.  The results have not been analyzed.
  7. 7. Passive Voice Use and Structure We often choose passive structures when we want to talk about an action, but are not so interested in saying who or what does/did it.  Those pyramids were built around 400 AD.  Too many books have been written about the Second World War.  The results have not been analyzed.
  8. 8. Passive Voice Use and Structure  Active or Passive ?  They built this house in 1486.  This house was built in 1486.
  9. 9. Passive Voice Use and Structure  Active or Passive ?  They built this house in 1486.  This house was built in 1486.
  10. 10. Passive Voice Use and Structure  Active or Passive ?  They built this house in 1486.  This house was built in 1486.  German is spoken in Austria.  Austrians speak German.
  11. 11. Passive Voice Use and Structure  Active or Passive ?  They built this house in 1486.  This house was built in 1486.  German is spoken in Austria.  Austrians speak German.
  12. 12. Passive Voice Use and Structure  Active or Passive ?  They built this house in 1486.  This house was built in 1486.  German is spoken in Austria.  Austrians speak German.  The roof is being repaired by a friend of ours.  A friend of ours is repairing the roof.
  13. 13. Passive Voice Use and Structure  Active or Passive ?  They built this house in 1486.  This house was built in 1486.  German is spoken in Austria.  Austrians speak German.  The roof is being repaired by a friend of ours.  A friend of ours is repairing the roof.
  14. 14. How to make Passive Voice sentences There are some very simple steps to follow when changing active sentences to passive.  Check the verb. (active or passive)  Tense of the verb (present, past, future, perfect, etc)  Be (present, past, etc) + past participle  Subject – object
  15. 15. How to make Passive Voice sentences  Check the verb. (active or passive)  Tense of the verb (present, past, future, perfect, etc) Be (present, past, etc) + past participle  Subject – object They built this house in 1486.
  16. 16. How to make Passive Voice sentences  Check the verb. (active or passive)  Tense of the verb (present, past, future, perfect, etc) Be (present, past, etc) + past participle  Subject – object They built this house in 1486. (active or passive)
  17. 17. How to make Passive Voice sentences  Check the verb. (active or passive)  Tense of the verb (present, past, future, perfect, etc) Be (present, past, etc) + past participle  Subject – object They built this house in 1486. (active)  Verb in simple past so verb be in…
  18. 18. How to make Passive Voice sentences  Check the verb. (active or passive)  Tense of the verb (present, past, future, perfect, etc) Be (present, past, etc) + past participle  Subject – object They built this house in 1486. (active)  Verb in simple past so verb be in…past = was/were + p.p.  What is the new subject for the passive sentence?
  19. 19. How to make Passive Voice sentences  Check the verb. (active or passive)  Tense of the verb (present, past, future, perfect, etc) Be (present, past, etc) + past participle  Subject – object They built this house in 1486. (active)  Verb in simple past so verb be in…past = was/were + p.p.  What is the new subject for the passive sentence? This house was built in 1486.
  20. 20. How to make Passive Voice sentences  Check the verb. (active or passive)  Tense of the verb (present, past, future, perfect, etc) Be (present, past, etc) + past participle  Subject – object They sold their car last week.  Their car was sold last week. The teacher is bringing the exams to the class.  The exams are being brought to the class by the teacher. The artist will finish the sculpture next month.  The sculpture will be finished next month.
  21. 21. Tenses for the passive voiceName Construction ExampleSimple present Am/is/are + p.p. Spanish is spoken in Peru.Simple past Was/were + p.p. My car was stolen yesterday.Future (will) Will be + p.p. It will be finished tomorrow.Future (be going to) Am/is/are going to be + The car is going to be p.p. painted next week.Present continuous Am/is/are being + p.p. A new hotel is being built.Present perfect Have/has + p.p. My car has been found.
  22. 22. Ready for exercises? Tom has send a letter to his mother. People play soccer all over the world. They are doing their homework. I forgot my keys in the car. English is taught at Cultural.
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