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  • 1. Passive Voice
  • 2. The verb to be + past participle.
    • Present simple : Goods worth £750 million are stolen from shops each year.
    • Present continuous : A man is being questioned in connection with the robbery.
    • Present perfect : Photos of the suspects have been put up around the town.
  • 3.
    • Past simple : He was taken away in a van.
    • Past continuous : The burglar didn't realize he was being filmed.
    • Past perfect : Two people had been mugged there on the previous day.
  • 4.
    • Future simple : All football supporters will be searched at the airport.
    • Infinitive : He is hoping to be released from prison next week.
    • Gerund : I can’t even remember being hit on the head.
    • Modal verbs: He should be sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • 5. Uses: 1 it is clear from the context who the agent is.
    • Colin was arrested for dangerous driving. (by the police)
  • 6. 2 we don't know who the agent is or was.
    • My car was stolen yesterday afternoon.
  • 7. 3 when the agent is not important.
    • Stamps are often sold in supermarkets in England.
  • 8. 4 The passive is also used in formal notices:
    • Food may not be consumed on the premises*
    • recinto

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