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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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    1. My brother watered the plants last week. >>

    2. We may wash the old carpet. >>

    3. The man will send the books. >>

    4. The teacher is going to teach lesson 4. >>

    5. The parents look after the children. >>

    6. The boss needed a lot of money. >>

    7. The housewife has cooked some meat for lunch. >>

    8. My mother had washed a lot of dishes before dinner. >>

    9. The student cleans the blackboard every day. >>

    10. The servant has cleaned all the rooms. >>

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