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Grammar: Passive Voice ESL 201/202 Week #9
Two forms of verbs Active voice Passive voice
Active voice “normal” voice that we use most of the time The object receives the action of the verb Subject verb object ▫Cats eat fish.
Passive voice Not as common The subject receives the action of the verb Subject verb object ▫Fish are eaten by cats.
Example Active ▫Everybody drinks water. Passive ▫Water is drunk by everybody.
Passive Voice However, sometimes we need the passive voice. ▫When we want to make the active object more important ▫When we do not know the active subject
How to Construct the Passive Voice Subject + auxiliary verb (be) + main verb (past participle) ▫The main verb is ALWAYS in the past participle form
Examples Active object ▫President Kennedy was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. Active subject ▫My wallet has been stolen.
Tense of passive voice You can use the passive voice for any tense The auxiliary verb (be) changes tense the main verb is always the past participle.
Active and Passive Voice
A thief stole my bag. What’s the difference between..? My bag was stolen.
PASSIVE VOICE A review.
The Present Perfect Tense I / we / you / they he / she/ it havehas.
Verbs:. Progressive Tense The progressive form of a verb tense expresses an action that is continuing at the time referred to in the sentence. The progressive.
“Verbs are the most important of all your tools. They push the sentence forward and give it momentum. Active verbs push hard; passive verbs tug fitfully.”
PASSIVE VOICE TENSES.
4. Active vs. Passive Voice
Active vs. Passive Voice
Awesome 4 October grammar and vocabulary review Saint Louis School English Department Carlos Schwerter Garc í a.
AuxiliariesAuxiliaries. Auxiliaries A verb used to add a functional or grammatical meaning to a clause in which it appears. Functions in a supporting.
The four principal parts of a verb are as follows: Infinitive (base form) Present Participle Past Past Participle.
From the UWF Writing Lab’s 101 Grammar Mini-Lesson Series Mini-Lesson #98.
Passive Voice The passive voice is less usual than the active voice. The active voice is the "normal" voice. But sometimes we need the passive voice. In.
Active Voice, Passive Voice There are two special forms for verbs called voice: 1-Active voice 2-Passive voice The active voice is the "normal" voice.
Passive Voice. Passive Voice This will affect you if the problem continues. You will be affected (by this) if the problem continues.
BY NOUR CHERIF ACTIVE VS. PASSIVE. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACTIVE AND PASSIVE?
Passive Voice. We use passive voice when the object of the action is more important than of the action is more important than those who perform the action.
Passive voice is used when the focus is on the action. It is not important who or what is performing the action. E.g.: My bike was stolen.
Focus On Grammar Book 2, 5 th edition Lesson 13: Passive Voice And Active Voice.
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