English teachers are lov ed by everybody . The verb ‘ to be’ is plural in this sentence to agree with ‘teachers’. You don’t have to agree with that statement! You’re probably thinking: ‘ Some people don’t love English teachers!’ So let’s make that passive! English teachers are not lov ed Make the verb ‘ to BE ’ negative in the usual way. by everybody. ‘ by …’ may not be necessary. If it’s not important, leave it out.