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Passive

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

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