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Usage and form of passive voice in past tense

Usage and form of passive voice in past tense

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  • 1. At the History Museum Unit 11 BBP 2 Passive Voice in Past Tense By M.D. Sandra Meza Peña April 2008
  • 2. Who are they? Why are they famous?
    • Alexander Graham Bell
    • National Geographic Founder
    Thomas Alva Edison Inventor of the Phonographer Henry Ford Ford Motor Company Founder in USA
  • 3. Luis Ernesto Miramontes Mexican Inventor of the oral contraceptive in 1951 Guillermo Gzz Camarena Mexican Inventor of the Bicolor TV in 1960
  • 4. Tim Bernes Lee with Robert Cailliau Creator of the WWW in 1990 Bill Gates Co founder of Microsoft Company in 1990
  • 5.
    • The Passive Voice in Past tense changes the meaning of the sentences because we focus on things already done. You have to identify what is thing that was made by someone using the past form of be + Verb in Participle
    • Sample:
    • Active voice: The president opened the building in 1931.
    • Passive voice: The building was opened by the president in 1931.
    • Active voice: An American architect designed the building .
    • Passive voice: The building was designed by an American architect .
    Active and Passive Voice (Past Tense)
  • 6.
    • Alexander Graham Bell founded the National Geographic.
    • __________________________________________________
    Thomas Alva Edison invented the Phonographer. ________________________________________ Henry Ford founded Ford Motor Company in USA. _________________________________________
  • 7. Luis E. Miramontes invented the oral contraceptive in 1951. ________________________________ Guillermo Gzz Camarena invented the Bicolor TV in 1960. _________________________
  • 8. Tim Bernes Lee with Robert Cailliau created the WWW in 1990. ____________________ Bill Gates founded the Microsoft Company in 1990. ___________________
  • 9. Activity 1: Write the Passive Voice from these sentences
    • The Beatles recorded their last record, Let it Be. ___________________________________
    • King Alejandro Magno conquered a lot of lands in 323 A. D. ___________________________________
    • Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra wrote Don Quijote de la Mancha. ___________________________________
    • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz wrote many important poems. ___________________________________
  • 10.
    • 5. Graham Bell invented the telephone. ___________________________________________
    • 6. Timbiriche recorded their last record, XVIII. ___________________________________________
    • 7. Gabriel Garcia Márquez wrote El General en su Laberinto. ___________________________________________
    • 8. Jose Alfredo Jimenez composed many beautiful songs. ___________________________________________
  • 11. Let´s Practice in the 2nd floor from your book!