PASSIVE VOICE
<ul><li>Active sentences: </li></ul><ul><li>The  subject/ agent  is more important. The  subject  is “acting”. </li></ul><...
Active  Vs  Passive  sentences Active SUBJECT VERB OBJECT OTHER INFORMATION The school organizes a competition every year ...
PASSIVE VOICE: FORM <ul><li>The passive verb is formed with the verb  TO BE  in </li></ul><ul><li>the same tense as the ac...
PASSIVE VOICE <ul><li>Simple present </li></ul><ul><li>(ACTIVE)  They  WATER  the plants every day. </li></ul><ul><li>(PAS...
<ul><li>Present Continuous </li></ul><ul><li>(ACTIVE) The mechanic  IS REPAIRING  my car now. </li></ul><ul><li>(PASSIVE) ...
<ul><li>Change from  ACTIVE  to  PASSIVE. </li></ul><ul><li>1- People keep  money  in the banks. </li></ul><ul><li>2- Flem...
Answers : <ul><li>1- Money  is kept  in the banks. </li></ul><ul><li>2- Penicillin  was discovered  by Fleming. </li></ul>...
Match the nouns in column A to the verbs in column B. Then write correct sentences using the passive voice. <ul><li>A) B) ...
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Passive voice

  1. 1. PASSIVE VOICE
  2. 2. <ul><li>Active sentences: </li></ul><ul><li>The subject/ agent is more important. The subject is “acting”. </li></ul><ul><li>The maid cleans the room every day. </li></ul><ul><li>Passive sentences: </li></ul><ul><li>The action is more important. </li></ul><ul><li>The subject/ agent is unknown or unimportant. </li></ul><ul><li>The room is cleaned every day. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Active Vs Passive sentences Active SUBJECT VERB OBJECT OTHER INFORMATION The school organizes a competition every year Passive SUBJECT VERB AGENT OTHER INFORMATION A competition is organized by the school every year
  4. 4. PASSIVE VOICE: FORM <ul><li>The passive verb is formed with the verb TO BE in </li></ul><ul><li>the same tense as the active verb + the PAST </li></ul><ul><li>PARTICIPLE of the main verb. </li></ul><ul><li>Present </li></ul><ul><li>Past </li></ul><ul><li>Present continuous + </li></ul><ul><li>Present perfect </li></ul><ul><li>Will </li></ul>Am/is/are Was/were Am/is/are be ing Have/has been Will be Clean ed Invent ed Discover ed Taken Made Done
  5. 5. PASSIVE VOICE <ul><li>Simple present </li></ul><ul><li>(ACTIVE) They WATER the plants every day. </li></ul><ul><li>(PASSIVE) The plants ARE WATERED every day. </li></ul><ul><li>Past simple </li></ul><ul><li>(ACTIVE) They WATERED the plants yesterday. </li></ul><ul><li>(PASSIVE) The plants WERE WATERED yesterday. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Present Continuous </li></ul><ul><li>(ACTIVE) The mechanic IS REPAIRING my car now. </li></ul><ul><li>(PASSIVE) My car IS BE ING REPAIRED now. </li></ul><ul><li>Present perfect </li></ul><ul><li>(ACTIVE) She HAS CLEANED the windows. </li></ul><ul><li>(PASSIVE) The windows HAVE BE EN CLEANED . </li></ul><ul><li>Future Simple </li></ul><ul><li>(ACTIVE) She WILL TIDY the bedroom. </li></ul><ul><li>(PASSIVE) The bedroom WILL BE TIDIED. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Change from ACTIVE to PASSIVE. </li></ul><ul><li>1- People keep money in the banks. </li></ul><ul><li>2- Fleming discovered Penicillin. </li></ul><ul><li>3- A bee has stung Paul in his arm. </li></ul><ul><li>4- They speak English in Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>5- Someone will pay you for your work. </li></ul><ul><li>6- People must obey the laws . </li></ul><ul><li>7- The police are looking for the thief . </li></ul><ul><li>8- The farmer was building a new barn . </li></ul>
  8. 8. Answers : <ul><li>1- Money is kept in the banks. </li></ul><ul><li>2- Penicillin was discovered by Fleming. </li></ul><ul><li>3- Paul has been stung in his arm by a bee. </li></ul><ul><li>4- English is spoken in Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>5- You will be paid for your work. </li></ul><ul><li>6- The laws must be obeyed . </li></ul><ul><li>7- The thief is being looked for (by the police) </li></ul><ul><li>8- A new barn was being built by the farmer. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Match the nouns in column A to the verbs in column B. Then write correct sentences using the passive voice. <ul><li>A) B) </li></ul><ul><li>USA a- first make / in China </li></ul><ul><li>The window b- open /a few minutes ago. </li></ul><ul><li>Wheat c- govern / Obama. </li></ul><ul><li>Guernica d- make / Levi Strauss. </li></ul><ul><li>The electric chair e- grow in the Netherlands </li></ul><ul><li>Ice cream f- grow / Argentina. </li></ul><ul><li>The first jeans g- paint / Picasso. </li></ul><ul><li>3 billion flowers h- invent / a dentist </li></ul>
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