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Passive voice


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Passive voice

  1. 1. Passive Voice Wilson Carrión oja-101719766865512/
  2. 2. Grammar (The Passive) First, Only the transitive verb can be passivized. A transitive verb has two characteristics. First, it is an action verb, expressing a doable activity like: want, paint, write, eat, clean, etc. Second, it must have a direct object, something or someone who receives the action of the verb. E.G. Alicia wrote a love poem on a restaurant Papa Charro. Wrote = Transitive Verb; Poem = Direct Object.
  3. 3. Grammar (The Passive) What Is a Passive Sentence? In a passive sentence, the subject does not perform the action in the sentence. In fact, the action is performed on it.
  4. 4. Grammar (The Passive) With a Passive Sentence, Use By to Show the Actor In a passive sentence, the person or thing doing the action (the actor) is usually preceded by the word by.
  5. 5. Grammar (The Passive) TO CLEAN, PASSIVE VOICE Subject + to be (conjugated) + past participle + rest of sentence Simple present The house is cleaned every day. Present continuous The house is being cleaned at the moment. Simple past The house was cleaned yesterday. Past continuous The house was being cleaned last week. Present perfect The house has been cleaned since you left. Past perfect The house had been cleaned before they arrived.
  6. 6. Grammar (The Passive) TO CLEAN, PASSIVE VOICE Subject + to be (conjugated) + past participle + rest of sentence Future The house will be cleaned next week. Future continuous The house will be being cleaned tomorrow. Present conditional The house would be cleaned if they had visitors. Past conditional The house would have been cleaned if it had been dirty. Inifinitive The house must be cleaned before we arrive.