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  • 1. THE PASSIVE VOICE Antonio David Baraza Rodríguez    
  • 2. USES We use the passive voice when: - We don´t know the person who realized the action. - We want to give more importance what happened to who performed the action.    
  • 3. Mery eats apples Apples are eaten by Mery The verb of the active voice becomes to the verb in passive voice. You must use te verb TO BE. The structure: TO BE + P.P. The verb TO BE will be in the some verbal tense that the main verb i the active voice.    
  • 4. USES We use the passive voice when: - We don´t know the person who realized the action. - We want to give more importance what happened to who performed the action.    
  • 5. Mery eats apples Apples are eaten by Mery The subject of the active voice becomes the agent of the passive voice. If the subject is unnecessary you can omit it. The agent is introduce by the preposition BY.    
  • 6. Mery eats apples Apples are eaten by Mery The object of the passive voice becames the subject of the passive voice.    
  • 7. FORMS OF THE PASSIVE VERBS Present simple: -Active: Farmers grow food. -Passive: Food is grown by farmers. Present continuous: -Active: They are making a film. -Passive: A film is being made. Present perfect: -Active: Scientists have discovered a new planet. -Passive: A new planet has been discovered by scientists .    
  • 8. Past simple: -Active: The police arrested him. -Passive: He was arrested by the police. Past continuous: -Active: They were planning the next party. -Passive: The next party was being planned. Past perfect: -Active: Someone had stolen my car. -Passive: My car had been stolen.    
  • 9. Future with will: -Active: They will finish the report next week. -Passive: These trainers can be washed. Modal: -Active: You can wash these trainers. -Passive: These trainers can be washed.    
  • 10. ACTIVE TO PASSIVE TRANSFORMATION Howard Carter discovered Tutankamon´s tomb Tutankamon´s tomb was discivered by H. Carter    
  • 11. PASSIVE VOICE EXAMPLES  Children are protected by the system  They are being exploited by employers.  The situation was legalised.  Your article will be published soon.  Teenagers have been forced to work by the government.