Passive voice in real english

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Passive voice in real english

  1. 1. Passive voice in real English I’ll try to show that the passive is not something that teachers have invented to torture students…
  2. 2. SUBJECT + VERB + OBJECT <ul><li>Bicycles will be removed if (they are) locked to these railings </li></ul><ul><li>[Active: We will remove bicycles if you lock the bycicles to these railings] </li></ul>
  3. 3. SUBJECT + VERB + OBJECT <ul><li>Dogs must be kept on a lead </li></ul><ul><li>No ball games (are) allowed. </li></ul><ul><li>(The) use of bicycles, motor cycles or mopeds (is) forbidden. </li></ul>
  4. 4. SUBJECT + VERB + OBJECT <ul><li>[Active: You must keep all dogs on a leash] </li></ul>
  5. 5. SUBJECT + VERB + OBJECT <ul><li>You will be asked to prove (that) you are over 18. </li></ul><ul><li>[Active: we will ask you to prove (that) you are over 18] </li></ul>
  6. 6. SUBJECT + VERB + OBJECT <ul><li>They have arrested five athletes in Catalonia (and) they have accused them of distributing nandrolone and other doping substances to runners. </li></ul><ul><li>According to Cadena SER radio, at least five athletes have been arrested in Catalonia, accused of distributing nandrolone and other doping substances to runners. </li></ul>
  7. 7. (You can still see a section of the Roman city walls inside Tower Hill station) SIGNS ON THE UNDERGROUND:
  8. 8. <ul><li>(Some people think that the ghost of actor William Terris haunts Covent Garden station) </li></ul>

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