Presentation on theme: "PASSIVES. Gods Must be Crazy Everybody drinks Coca-Cola everywhere Coca-Cola is drunk by everybody everywhere."— Presentation transcript:
Gods Must be Crazy Everybody drinks Coca-Cola everywhere Coca-Cola is drunk by everybody everywhere
The passive form is used with : Verb TO BE + past participle Regular verbs : infinitive+ed Past Participle : Irregular verbs : see the list (3 rd column) PASSIVES
PASSIVES TENSESTRUCTURE EXAMPLE: Simple Presentam/ is/are + past participle English is spoken here
PASSIVES TENSESTRUCTURE EXAMPLE: Present Continuousam/ is/are being + past participle Excuse the mess, the house is being painted
PASSIVES TENSESTRUCTURE EXAMPLE: Simple Pastwas / were + past participle I wasn’t invited, but I went
PASSIVES TENSESTRUCTURE EXAMPLE: Past Continuouswas / were being + past participle I thought I was being watched
PASSIVES TENSESTRUCTURE EXAMPLE: Present Perfecthave / has been + past participle Has Mary been told?
PASSIVES TENSESTRUCTURE EXAMPLE: Past Perfecthad been + past participle I knew I had been forgotten
PASSIVES TENSESTRUCTURE EXAMPLE: Future (will)will be + past participle You will be told soon.
PASSIVES TENSESTRUCTURE EXAMPLE: Future (going to)am / are / is going to be + past participle Who is going to be invited?
PASSIVES The ________________________ corresponds to the ______________________ subject of a passive verb object of an active verb Passive:This house was built in 1486 Active:They built this house in 1486
Tenses Present Simple Past Simple Present Continuous Past Continuous Present Perfect Future Simple ActivePassive … speaks… is spoken … was spoken… spoke … is speaking… is being spoken … was speaking… was being spoken … has spoken… has been spoken … will speak… will be spoken