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1 Active &passive voice Ms. Mayeda hamwi

2 Grammer lesson for Middle& High School Students

3 What is aThe passive voice ? The passive voice is used when focusing on the person or thing affected by an action The Passive is formed: Passive Subject + To Be + Past Particple Example:The house was built in Correct or Incorrect? :

4 How do we form it? 1.The Passive is formed: Passive Subject + To Be + Past Particple 1.It is often used in business when the object of the action is more important than those who perform the action

5 Form it: 1 Sentence becomes Active voice: We have produced over 20 different models in the past two years change it: Over 20 different models have been produced in the past two years.

6 When we use (by)? If the agent is important (the person, company or thing that does the action), use "by” For Example: Tim Wilson wrote "The Flight to Brunnswick" in Changes to:"The Flight to Brunnswick" was written in 1987 by Tim Wilson.

7 Which verb can take passive voice? -Incorrect: Only verbs that doesn’t take an object can be used in the passive voic- -Fix it : -Only verbs that take an object can be used in the passive voice passive active

8 Correct or Incorrect? 1.Active They make Fords in Cologne Passive: Fords are made in Cologne Time Reference : Present Simple 2.Active; Susan is cooking dinner Passive: Dinner is being cooked by Susan Time Reference: Present Perfect 3. Active : James Joyce wrote "Dubliners Passive:"Dubliners" was writting by James Joyces Time Reference: Past Simple 4. Active : They were painting the house when I arrived Passive : The house was being painted when I arrived Time Reference: Past Continuous 5. Active: I will finish it tomorrow. Passive: It will be finished tomorrow. Future Simple

9 Correct or Incorrect? Rewrite incorrect sentences. 1.CORRECT 2.INCORRECT 3.INCORRECT 4.CORRECT 5.CORRECT 1.Active They make Fords in Colog Passive: Fords are made in Cologne Time Reference : Present Simple 2.Active; Susan is cooking dinner Passive: Dinner is being cooked by Susan Time Reference: Present Perfect 3. Active : James Joyce wrote "Dubliners Passive:"Dubliners" was writting by James Joyces Time Reference: Past Simple 4. Active : They were painting the house when I arrived Passive : The house was being painted when I arrived Time Reference: Past Continuous 5. Active: I will finish it tomorrow. Passive: It will be finished tomorrow. Future Simpl e

10 Works Cited Lesson –By Kenneth Beare, About.com GuideKenneth Beare


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