Who … …drew a cat on the board? …designs fashion? …builds plains? …plants rice? and who publishes books? Where’s the subject?
I don’t know who, but I do know where and what? I don’t know who, but I do know where and what? they I know they build airplanes in the USA. they I know they design fashion in France. they I know they plant rice in china. they And I know they publish books in Lebanon. they I know they build airplanes in the USA. they I know they design fashion in France. they I know they plant rice in china. they And I know they publish books in Lebanon.
Who are “they”? How do I form the sentence if I don’t know who they they are? What’s the passive voice voice? Well that’s easy, use… the passive voice
The passive voice is a form we can use if the sentence has no s ss subject. There are times when the subject is not used. That’s when … we don’t know the subject we are more interested in the object than the subject we don’t want to name the subject
So you say… is designed Fashion is designed in France. are built Airplanes are built in the USA. is planted Rice is planted in China. are published Books are published in Lebanon.
Lets take the s ss simple present first. Girls spend a lot of money on accessories. Take this example… The subject is not important, what’s important is what happens. Girls In this case we will move the object to the beginning of the sentence. subjectobject verb Lets point out the subject, the object and the verb spend a lot of money on accessories. is spent The sentence is no longer ACTIVE, It is now in the Subject object Verb P PP PASSIVE VOICE.
So, What did we do? We... started the sentence with the ‘OBJECT’ then the ‘verb’ changed the verb into the ‘past participle’ added ‘verb to be’ to support the past participle.
OBJECT + VERB TO BE + Past Participle one more time … O. + + pp V. to be am is were was are am being is being were being was being are being
ObjectObject Now look at the form VerbVerb SubjectSubject Past participle Verb Verb to be Active Passive