To talk about actions, events and prucesses
when the action event or process is seen as
more important than the agent.
verbo ( TO BE + PAST PARTICIPLE)
IS/ARE BEING TAKEN
HAS/HAVE BEEN TAKEN
PAST PERFECT SIMPLE:
WILL BE TAKE
WILL HAVE TAKEN
WILL HAVE BEEN TAKEN
WOULD BE TAKEN
WOULD HAVE TAKEN
INFINITIVE: TO TAKE
TO BE TAKEN
TO HAVE TAKEN
TO HAVE BEEN TAKEN
HAVING BEEN TAKEN
When we are interested in the agent, we
always use the preposition: BY.
Pizza is eaten all Saturdays by my brother.
When the active verb has two objects,
direct and indirect, the object usually
becomes the subject of the passive
sentence. Between the verbs that
support this structure: give, send, show,
lend, ask, tell, offer, order and pay.
Active: they gave him a life sentence.
Passive: he was given a life sentence.
Passsive: A life sentence was given to him.
A. They changed the lock after robbery P. The lock were
changed after the robbery
A. They checked the equipment carefully P. The equipment was
A. the children are watching a film P. A film is being watched by
A. the company has offered us a very good job. P. We have been
offered a very good job by the company.
A. Marie will eat fish tomorrow. P. Fish will be eaten tomorrow by