Wednesday, April 7, 2021

PASSIVE VOICE II

 

Tense

Active

Passive

Present simple

People speak English in China

English is spoken in China

Present Continuous

Decorators are painting our house

Our house is being painted by decorators

Past simple

The police caught the thief

The thief was caught by the police

Past continuous

They were taking the dogs for a walk

The dogs were being taken for a walk

Present Perfect simple

The police have arrested the murderer

The murderer has been arrested

by the police

Past Perfect Simple

I had told her to arrive at 9.00

She had been told to arrive at 9:00

Going to

They are going to sell the car

The car is going to be sold

Will

He will buy the car tomorrow

The car will be bought

tomorrow

Future Perfect

Scientists will have built a space station by 2050

The space station will have been built by 2050

Modal present

The committee should solve the problem

The problem should be solved

by the committee

Modal perfect

They may have sold the house

The house may have been sold

















PASSIVE VOICE: IMPERSONAL - CAUSATIVE