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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #116697: Passive voice
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    Passive voice


    To make passive, we use: to be + past participle .

     

    To be: ( am, is, are, was, were, be , been, being) The tense of be is based on the sentence, and the form (plural or singular) depends on the object that is the subject of the passive sentence . Pay attention please.

    1) Mary posted two letters yesterday.

    We omit Mary , two letters becomes the subject of the passive sentence:

    1)Two letters were posted yesterday. (by Mary) 

     

    Other examples:

    2)They will build a new school next year. 

    2)A new school will be built next year. 

    3)My father has bought a nice car. 

    3)A nice car has been bought by my father.

    4)The mechanic is repairing the car.  

    4)The car is being repaired. ( by the mechanic)

    5) They can visit the old buildings. 

    5) The old buildings can be visited.

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