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Active And Passive Voice

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active and passive voice

Active And Passive Voice

  1. 1. DBS 2B ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VOICE
  2. 2. <ul><li>There are two special forms for verbs called voice: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Active voice </li></ul><ul><li>2. Passive voice </li></ul>Active Voice, Passive Voice
  3. 3. <ul><li>The active voice is the &quot;normal&quot; voice. This is the voice that we use most of the time. You are probably already familiar with the active voice. In the active voice , the object receives the action of the verb: </li></ul>
  4. 4. fish. eat Cats >   object verb subject active
  5. 5. <ul><li>The passive voice is less usual. In the passive voice, the subject receives the action of the verb: </li></ul>
  6. 6. by cats. are eaten Fish   < object verb subject passive
  7. 7. in yen? paid   they Are in dollars. paid not are We in euro. paid   am I by this company. employed   are 100 people by everyone. drunk   is Water   main verb (past participle)   auxiliary verb (to be) subject
  8. 8. Use of the Passive Voice <ul><li>We use the passive when: </li></ul><ul><li>we want to make the active object more important </li></ul><ul><li>we do not know the active subject </li></ul>
  9. 9. ACTIVE OR PASSIVE? <ul><li>I ate a piece of chocolate cake. </li></ul><ul><li>The librarian read the book to the students. </li></ul><ul><li>The money was stolen. </li></ul><ul><li>They are paid on Fridays. </li></ul>
  10. 10. It would have been being washed. conditional It will have been being washed. future It had been being washed. past It has been being washed. present perfect continuous It would have been washed. conditional It will have been washed. future It had been washed. past It has been washed. present perfect simple It would be being washed. conditional It will be being washed. future It was being washed. past It is being washed. present continuous It would be washed. conditional It will be washed. future It was washed. past It is washed. present simple to be washed infinitive

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