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  • 1. An Introduction To The Passive
  • 2. Les Français mangent toutessortes de choses que les Anglaisn’ont pas l’habitude de manger.
  • 3. les escargotsles cuisses de grenouille
  • 4. Oui! Les Français mangent les escargots!Examinons ce phénomène du point de vue de l’escargot.
  • 5. Les Français mangent les escargots. ouLes escargots sont mangés par les Français.
  • 6. Active sentence Passive sentenceLes Français mangent les Les escargots sont mangésescargots. par les Français. Characteristics CharacteristicsThe action is viewed from The action is viewed fromthe point of view of the the point of view of theeater. eaten.The verb is present and The verb is present andactive. passive.
  • 7. Les Français mangent les escargots. The active verb above is in the present tense......so put the verb être into the present tense, add the past participle of the verb above and make it agree with its new subject. Les escargots sont mangés par les Français.
  • 8. Le Français a mangé l’escargot! The active verb above is in the perfect tense......so put the verb être into the perfect tense, add the past participle of the verb above and make it agree with its new subject. L’escargot a été mangé par le Français!
  • 9. Le Français mangera l’escargot! The active verb above is in the future tense......so put the verb être into the future tense, add the past participle of the verb above and make it agree with its new subject. L’escargot sera mangé par le Français!
  • 10. Les Français mangeaient les escargots! The active verb above is in the imperfect tense......so put the verb être into the imperfect tense, add the past participle of the verb above and make it agree with its new subject.Les escargots étaient mangés par les Français!
  • 11. Les Français mangeraient les escargots! The active verb above is in the conditional tense......so put the verb être into the conditional tense, add the past participle of the verb above and make it agree with its new subject. Les escargots seraient mangés par les Français!
  • 12. Can you make these sentences passive? Le garçon a embrassé la fille.
  • 13. Can you make these sentences passive?La fille a été embrassée par le garçon.
  • 14. Can you make these sentences passive? Le professeur punira les élèves.
  • 15. Can you make these sentences passive? Les élèves seront punis par le professeur.
  • 16. Can you make these sentences passive? Tout le monde lit ce journal.
  • 17. Can you make these sentences passive? Ce journal est lu par tout le monde.
  • 18. Can you make these sentences passive? Le club de jeunes va organiser la discothèque.
  • 19. Can you make these sentences passive? La discothèque sera organisée par le club de jeunes.
  • 20. Can you make these sentences passive?L’explosion a brisé toutes les fenêtres.
  • 21. Can you make these sentences passive?Toutes les fenêtres ont été brisées par l’explosion.