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Passive voice.

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Passive voice.

  1. 1. THE PASSIVE VOICE Título
  2. 2. USES OF THE PASSIVE VOICE
  3. 3.  Passive voice is used when the focus is on the action rather than on the person doing the action beause that person is not important. Example : Thief has been caught
  4. 4.  When the person that doing the action not known Example: My bike was stolen.
  5. 5.  We don´t want to reveal his or her identity. Example: The secret was told.
  6. 6.  We can use of the passive voice in formal contexts or we want to sound more polite. Example: A mistake was made.
  7. 7. FORM OF THE PASSIVE VERB :  Subject + form of the verb to be + Past participle
  8. 8. Tense Active Passive Present Simple The police conduct an experiment. An experiment is conducted by the police. Past Simple The police conducted an experiment. An experiment was conducted by the police. Future Simple The police will conduct an experiment. An experiment will be conducted by the police. Present Continuous The police are conducting an experiment. An experiment is being conducted by the police. Past Continuous The police were conducting an experiment. An experiment was being conducted by the police. Present Perfect Simple The police have conducted an experiment. An experiment has been conducted by the police. Past Perfect Simple The police had conducted an experiment. An experiment had been conducted by the police. Modals The police should conduct an experiment. An experiment should be conducted by the police. Modal Perfects The police could have conducted an experiment. Have to The police have to conduct an experiment. An experiment could have been conducted by the police. An experiment has to be conducted by the police. Be going to The police are going to conduct an experiment. An experiment is going to be conducted by the police.
  9. 9. How to pass a sentence to passive
  10. 10. This flim critic (subject) wrote The article (subject) was written The article (object) by this film critic. (object)
  11. 11. Examples of active to passive
  12. 12.   Howard Carter discovered Tutankamon’s tomb Tutankamon’s tomb was discovered by Howard Carter.   Sally has promised me a big surprise A big surprise has been promised to me by Sally.   My secretary will ask your address and phone number. Your address and phone number will be asked to you by my secretary.   William is going to fix the fence. The fence is going to be fixed by William.   I have told your mother the truth. The truth has been told to your mother by me. active passive

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