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  • Passive verb forms

    Exercise 1

    Choose the correct passive verb form to complete the sentences below.

    1 We are staying at the hotel because my house redecorated.

    2 Let's go; we here.

    3 The letter a week ago.

    4 We suddenly realised that we . There was someone on the roof of the house next to us.

    5 All the tickets for the concert .

    6 When we arrived at the car park, our car wasn't there; it  stolen.

    7 Now it's too late. Nothing done.

    8 We were afraid of seen together.

    9 Home buyers informed of potential taxes before buying their house.

    10 The negotiations  postponed indefinitely.


  • Passive voice in the different verb tenses

    To make a passive verb form, we have to use be in a particular verb tense and add the past participle of the main verb after it. You can see how to use the passive voice with different tenses below.
    Passive verb forms – all tenses

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    Active and passive

    In a passive sentence, the object of an active sentence becomes the subject. In a passive voice sentence, the subject is the receiver of the action, not the doer of the action.

    • They take the photos in Africa. (active)
    • The photos are taken in Africa. (passive)
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