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3 Alicebrokeyour DVD player. (active sentence) Your DVD playerwas brokenby Alice.(passive sentence) In the passive voice, the object in the active sentence becomes the subject in the passive sentence. object subject

4 We use the passive voice when: 1what is done is more important or interesting than the person who does it. Different computer games are brought out every year. The computer was repaired yesterday. 2it is obvious who is doing the action even if it is not mentioned. In school, we are taught Computer Studies. The boy was arrested for stealing two CDs from the shop. 3we do not know who is doing the action. My new CD was stolen. The song was written in the 1960s.

5 We form the passive voice with the verb to be + the past participle. We add a ‘by... ’ phrase if we need to say who/what does the action. We form passive sentences in the simple present tense like this. SubjectVerb to bePast participle Iamamusedby the film. Weareinvitedto the party. Heisfrightenedby the loud noise.

6 We form the passive voice with the verb to be + the past participle. We add a ‘by... ’ phrase if we need to say who/what does the action. We form passive sentences in the simple past tense like this. SubjectVerb to bePast participle Iwasamusedby the film. werestolen. Itwaswrittenin My new CDs

7 Simple future Basic form Basic form Will /shall + be + past participle Will /shall + be + past participle The classroom will be cleaned this morning The classroom will be cleaned this morning

8 Present continuous Basic form Basic form Am/are /is + being + past participle Am/are /is + being + past participle The classroom is being cleaned now. The classroom is being cleaned now.

9 Past continuous Basic form Basic form Was/were + being + past participle Was/were + being + past participle The classroom was being cleaned when I arrived. The classroom was being cleaned when I arrived.

10 Present perfect Basic form Basic form Has/have + been + past participle Has/have + been + past participle The classroom has been cleaned The classroom has been cleaned

11 Past perfect Basic form Basic form Had + been + past participle Had + been + past participle The classroom had been cleaned before I arrived. The classroom had been cleaned before I arrived.

12 Future perfect Basic form Basic form Will/shall + have + been + past particple Will/shall + have + been + past particple The classroom will have been cleaned by the time I am home. The classroom will have been cleaned by the time I am home.

13 Rewrite the following sentences in the passive voice. Use ‘by’ only of it is important or necessary to say who/what is doing the action. 1A French artist drew the painting. 2Dad repaired the DVD player yesterday. 3Somebody stole my CD player. 4A lot of children love the new Japanese cartoon character. 5The wind blew away the new poster. 6The Beatles wrote the song in My CD player was stolen. The DVD player was repaired by Dad yesterday. The painting was drawn by a French artist. The new Japanese cartoon character is loved by a lot of children. The new poster was blown away by the wind. The song was written by the Beatles in 1964.


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