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Passive voice and tenses



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   The object of the active sentence becomes the subject of the passive sentence.

   In the passive structure, use the verb be in the same tense as the main verb in the active sentence, followed by the participle of the active verb.

   In the passive sentence, the doer of the action is introduced, using the preposition by.


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PRACTICE. Write the sentences below in the passive.

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1. Boeing makes jumbo jets. => Jumbo jets .

2. Insurance companies made big profits last year. => Big profits .

3. Nobody had noticed the student's absence. => The student's absence .

4. By December this company will have sold a million books. => A million books .

5. The gardener was planting some trees. => Some trees .

6. A good lawyer could solve your problem. => Your problem .

7. Surely somebody must have seen him. => Surely he .

8. The police would have investigated the incident. => The incident .

9. Many tourists have visited Argentinian Patagonia this year. => Argentinian Patagonia .

10. NASA will launch a new moon mission tonight. => A new moon mission .

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