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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #52652: Passive form
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    Passive form


     

                     
           TEMPS          actif          passif
    présent simpleGrosminet eats TitiTiti is eaten by Grosminet
    présent progessifGrosminet is eating TitiTiti is being eaten by...
    prétérit simpleGrosminet ate TitiTiti was eaten by...
    prétérit progressifGrosminet was eating...Titi was being eaten...
    present perfectGrosminet has eaten TitiTiti has been eaten..
    pluperfectGrosminet had eaten TitiTiti had been eaten...
    will futureGrosminet will eat TitiTiti will be eaten by...
    going to futureGrosminet is going to eat..Titi is going to be eaten...
    conditionnelGrosminet would eat TitiTiti would be eaten by...
    must / can / couldWe must save TitiTiti must be saved (by us)
     

    Formation

       à la voix passive le sujet est suivi de 'BE' (conjugué au même temps que la voix active)

       plus le participe passé du verbe

       a)   Mum does the shopping  /    The shopping is done by Mum    (présent)

     le complément d'agent est introduit par la préposition by 

     

     

        b)   Somebody has stolen my computer  /  My computer has been stolen  (present perfect)

     le complément d'agent est omis car il ne présente pas d'intérêt.

     

     

         c) les modaux sont suivis de 'be' + le participe passé du verbe

      You can see five little mice under a loaf of bread.

                                        Five little mice can be seen under a loaf of bread.

            





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    1. The postman will deliver the mail before ten.
    The mail by the postman before ten.

    2. Every year worms eat these apples.
    Every year these apples by worms.


    3. John is painting the house.
    The house by John.

    4. Mary was cleaning the house.
    The house by Mary.

    5. Millions of people have read that book.
    That book by millions of people.

    6. My children gave me a splendid bunch of flowers.
    I a splendid bunch of flowers by my children.


    7. The children ate the whole chocolate bar.
    The whole chocolate bar by the children.


    8. Peter would drive my sport car, if he could.
    My sport car by Peter , if he could.


    9. A young boxer had knocked out the champion.
    The champion by a young boxer.

    10. Tom is going to buy a new computer.
    A new computer by Tom.









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