Presentation on theme: "PASSIVE VOICE The Beatles tried new styles of music in the 60s"— Presentation transcript:
1 PASSIVE VOICE The Beatles tried new styles of music in the 60s In The Active Voice, we give importance to the agent of the action (Active Subject)New styles of music were tried by The Beatles in the 60sIn the Passive Voice, we give importance to the result of the action (Passive Subject) or the action itself.
2 PASSIVE VERB: be + Past Participle PASSIVE VOICE VERBACTIVE VERBPresent Simple: try / triesPresent Continuous: is tryingPast Simple: triedPast Continuous: was trying / were tryingPresent Perfect: have tried / has triedWill: will tryBe going to: is / are going to tryModal verbs:Can: can tryMust : must tryPASSIVE VERB: be + Past Participleis tried / are triedis being tried / are being triedwas tried / were triedwas being tried / were being triedhave been tried / have been triedwill be triedis / are going to be triedModal verbs:can be triedmust be tried
3 PASSIVE VOICE STRUCTURE SUBJECT + ACTIVE VERB + OBJECTS + ADVERBIALSPASSIVE SUBJECT + PASSIVE VERB + ADVERBIALS + (AGENT)The Beatles launched their last album in 1969The Beatles’ last album was launched in by them
4 PASSIVE VOICE Leaving out the AGENT We don’t know it: Someone stole our garden furniture last summerOur garden furniture was stolen last summerIt is not important or it is obvious.The builders built our house in two years.Our house was built in two yearsA translation of our “Pasiva Refleja” or “Impersonal”Cars are rented(Se alquilan coches)
5 PASSIVE VOICE Where can you omit the AGENT? This picture was painted by Picasso in 1928My house was painted by the painters two years agoMy car was fitted two weeks ago by a different mechanic.New flats are sold by them.The stairs were damaged by someone last night.Today’s lesson has been prepared by the students.