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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #31536: Passive form
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    Passive form

    WHAT ? 

    - to say what has been done -> the cake has been eaten by grandmother 

    - to focus on the thing done  when the subjet is not important -> the cake has been put away 



    Grandmother has eaten the cake -> grandmother = subject

                Has eaten = Verb phrase (Present Perfect Tense)

           The cake = Direct object


    a. the direct object is used as the subject of the passive sentence-> The cake....

    b. add the verb To be  in the same tense as the sentence of the active voice = has been -> the cake has been.. 

    c. Add the past participle of the main verb = to eat- ate - eaten  -> the cake has been eaten 

    D. If it's necessary add the agent = By grandmother

    -> the cake has been eaten by grandmother 

    Take care : the agent is  NOT USED when not important => people sometimes steal glasses => glasses are sometimes stolen. 


    Exercise: turn into the passive form.

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