ACTIVE PASSIVE To+past participle Present Simple They repair cars. Cars are repaired. Present Continuous They are repairing the car. The car is being repaired. Past Simple They repaired the car. The car was repaired. Past Continuous They were repairing the car. The car was being repaired. Future Simple They will repair the car . The car will be repaired. Present perfect They have repaired the car. The car has been repaired. Past Perfect They had repaired the car. The car had been repaired. Present infinitive -ing form Modals + be+p.p. They should serve dinner. Dinner should be served. He likes people serving his dinner. He likes his dinner being served. You must serve the dinner. Dinner must be served.
Write the sentences in the passive 1. The Scots makes the best whisky. 2. You should take these tablets before meals. 3. You must wash coloured clothes separately. 4. People speak Dutch in Netherlands. 5. I broke my arm. 6. Someone has made a complaint. 7. The dentist pulled out my rotten tooth. 8. Who discovered America? The best whisky is made by the Scots. These tablets should be taken before meals. Coloured clothes must be washed separately. Dutch is spoken in Netherlands. My arm was broken. A complaint has been made. My rotten tooth was pulled out by the dentist. Who was America discovered by?
10. My father doesn’t use a mobile phone. 11. Does your English teacher give you a lot of homework? 12. They don’t watch soap operas. 13. Jake didn’t do his homework. 14. Did Jake do his homework? 15. Did the secretary type the letters? 16. Do you wash the dishes? 9. Jane grows vegetables in her garden. 17. The police are questioning him now. Vegetables are grown in Jane’s garden. A mobile phone isn’t used by my father. Is a lot of homework given to you by your English teacher? Are you given a lot of homework by your English teacher? Soap operas aren’t watched. His homework wasn’t done by Jake. Was his homework done by Jake? Were the letters typed by the secretary? Are the dishes washed by you? He is being questioned by the police now.