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    Passive Verbs


     Passive form

    Subject + to be + Past Participle

    Example: A letter was written

    When rewriting active sentences in passive voice, note the following:

    • the object of the active sentence becomes the subject of the passive sentence
    • the form of the verb is changed (to be + past participle)
    • the subject of the active sentence becomes the object of the passive sentence (or is dropped)


    TenseObjectA form to 'Be'Past Participle
    Simple Present PassiveThe door(s)is (are)closed
    Simple Past PassiveJurassic Park (s)was (were)directed by Steven Spielberg 
    Future PassiveAn English Bookwill begiven to passing student
    Present Perfect PassiveThe room (s)has been ( have been )cleaned
    Past Perfect PassiveThe windowshad beenbroken.

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    1. Marie sells coffee. >>Coffee by Marie.

    2. He bought some fruits. >>Some fruits by him.

    3. His mother packed the bag. >>The bag by his mother.

    4. Sara had forgotten the book. >>The book by Sara.

    5. The girls have lost the match. >>The match by the girls.

    6. She is taking a picture. >>A picture by her.

    7. She was watching a film. >>A film by her.

    8. He would carry the box. >>The box by him.

    9. She will celebrate her birthday in London. >>Her birthday in London.

    10. The children collected their books. >>Their books by the children.

    11. The flood had destroyed a lot of houses. >>A lot of houses by the flood.

    12. Sue changed the flat tire. >>The flat tire .

    13. Our Principal delivered a wonderful speech. >>A wonderful speech by our Principal.

    14. We will submit the project tomorrow. >>The project tomorrow by us.

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