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To Be and Passive Voice Rules | English Grammar Hacks

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What are passive voice (To be) rules and examples?

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To Be and Passive Voice Rules | English Grammar Hacks

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To Be and Passive Voice Rules Question Time: What are passive voice (To be) rules and examples?

To Be and Passive Voice Rules  @ Abd Elhaddi Abd Elhaddi, Thank you for your question

To Be and Passive Voice Rules  As usual, I will try to explain the difference using simple language and plenty of examples.

 

English Grammar – The Passive Voice

 

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Passive voice is made by using TO BE (in the right tense) + V3 (Past Participle) form of verb. The regular verbs take +ed at the end. With irregular verbs, memorise their form as you come across them.

 

When do we use passive voice?


To Be and Passive Voice Rules  When we focus more on the object (the receiver) of the action

To Be and Passive Voice Rules  When do not know who the agent is

To Be and Passive Voice Rules  When it is not important who the agent is

To Be and Passive Voice Rules  When people in general are the agents

To Be and Passive Voice Rules  When we talk about the laws, regulations or the actions of the government.

 

Let’s look at some examples in Present Simple and Past Simple to show some most common situations when passive voice can be used.

 

Present is/are (isn’t/ aren’t)

  • Risotto is made with rice.
  • Honey is used to treat bad throat.
  • Sunglasses are worn in the summer.
  • Our offices are cleaned every day.
  • An I-phone is bought every minute.
  • His work isn’t known in Europe.
  • Women aren’t treated as equals.

 

Past was/were (wasn’t/ weren’t)

  • My car was stolen last week.
  • The film was shown last night.
  • Women were given the right to vote in 1918.
  • Windscreen wipers were invented by Mary Anderson.
  • Penicillin was discovered by Louis Pasteur.
  • We weren’t invited to the party.
  • Rome wasn’t built in one day. (proverb)

 

Note that it is only transitive verbs (verbs which require an object) which can have passive forms. Intransitive verbs, like cry, die, arrive, disappear, wait, which often describe physical behaviour, cannot be used in the passive voice.

 

 
 
 
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