The Blog

www.english.web.tr

PASSIVE VOICE (B2 LEVEL)

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_raw_content]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});
[/x_raw_content][cs_text]

TENSE/VERB FORM ACTIVE VOICE PASSIVE VOICE
Simple present keeps is kept
Present continuous is keeping is being kept
Simple past kept was kept
Past continuous was keeping was being kept
Present perfect has/have kept has/have been kept
Past perfect had kept had been kept
Future will keep will be kept
Conditional would keep would be kept
Perfect conditional would have kept would have been kept
Present infinitive to keep to be kept
Perfect infinitive to have kept to have been kept
Present participle/ gerund Perfect participle keeping / having kept being kept / having been kept

[/cs_text][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”how to use?” open=”true”]THE PASSIVE IS FORMED WITH THE DIFFERENT TENSES OF THE VERB TO BE FOLLOWED BY A PAST PARTICIPLE[/x_accordion_item][/x_accordion][x_raw_content]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});
[/x_raw_content][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]MAIN USES OF THE PASSIVE VOICE

 

a)   When the person doing the action (the agent) is not known, or when it is unnecessary to mention the agent. For example:

               MY CAR’S BEEN STOLEN!            MILK IS OFTEN SOLD IN CARTONS.

b)   To emphasisethe action or event rather than the agent. For example:    

         LETTERS ARE COLLECTED FROM THE BOXES, TAKEN TO THE SORTING OFFICE, SORTED

        AND THEN SENT TO THE CORRECT PART OF THE COUNTRY.

c)   To avoid using you and onewhen making an impersonal statement. For example:

                      TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE MUSEUM IS FORBIDDEN. 

                      CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE BAR.

d)VERBS WITH TWO OBJECTS

GIVE     SEND   SHOW     LEND   PAY   PROMISE    REFUSE    TELL   OFFER

These verbs are followed by two objects, which usually refer to a person and a thing.

She gave her sister the car.

Her sister was given the car.          The car was given to her sister.

 

       *Most often in such cases the person becomes the subject of the passive verb.

[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.