The passive voice

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The passive voice

  1. 1. ENGLISH GUIDE<br />Name: _________________________________ Form: 4th Grade <br />Active Voice, Passive Voice<br />There are two special forms for verbs called voice:<br />Active voice <br />Passive voice <br />The Active Voice is the " normal" voice. This is the voice that we use most of the time. You are probably already familiar with the active voice. In the active voice, the object receives the action of the verb:<br />activesubjectverbobject>Catseatfish.<br />The Passive Voice is less usual. In the passive voice, the subject receives the action of the verb:<br />passivesubjectverbobject<Fishare eatenby cats.<br />The object of the active verb becomes the subject of the passive verb:<br />subjectverbobjectactiveEverybodydrinkswater.passiveWateris drunkby everybody.<br />The passive voice is used when focusing on the person or thing affected by an action. <br />The Passive is formed: Passive Subject + To Be + Past Participle <br />Only verbs that take an object can be used in the passive. <br />Write the past participle of each verb under the verb: paint, painted<br />paint write discover inventbuild climb manufacture kill causegroweat<br />first seemakeshoot assassinate destroy<br />Fill in the blanks using the passive voice:<br />Romeo and Juliet ______________________Shakespeare.<br />San Francisco _____________________ an earthquake in 1906.<br />More traffic accidents ___________________ drunk drivers than anything else.<br />The Sistine Chapel ___________________ Michelangelo.<br />The Mona Lisa ___________________ Leonardo da Vinci.<br />Rice ___________________ Koreans, Chinese, and Japanese.<br />The light bulb ___________________ Edison.<br />The Law of Gravity ___________________ Newton.<br />The moons of Jupiter ___________________ Galileo.<br />Everest ___________________ Sir Edmund Hillary.<br />Lung cancer ___________________ smoking.<br />JFK ___________________ Lee Harvey Oswald.<br />The pyramids ___________________ the pharaohs.<br />The Eiffel Tower ___________________ in the 19th century.<br />The Sphinx’s nose ___________________ Napoleon.<br />Cars ______________________ in America, Japan, and Korea.<br /> <br />

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