What are 5 examples of passive sentences?
- was painted.
- will be completed/is going to be completed.
- are being drawn up.
- are manufactured.
- have been taught.
- was written.
- is cut.
- will be painted.
In a passive sentence, the person or thing doing the action (the agent) is usually preceded by the word "by." For example: Anita was driven to the theatre by Carla. Nowadays, black kites are protected by law. The olives are stoned and crushed in this room by my son.
Active Voice- I am eating dinner. Passive Voice- The dinner is being eaten by me. Active Voice- I was doing my assignment. Passive Voice- The assignment was being done by me.
When used in a sentence or clause, the passive voice uses a basic structure. This is: [subject] + [the properly conjugated form of the verb be] + [past participle of a verb]
In the active voice, the subject performs the action of the verb, while in passive voice, the subject receives the action. Look at the difference in the following two sentences: The cat scratched Joanna. Joanna was scratched by the cat. Passive voice always includes forms of the verb to be (is, was, is being, etc.).
10 Examples of Active and Passive Voice.
|Active Voice||Passive Voice|
|He had watched a movie.||A movie had been watched by him.|
|Soma will write an essay.||An essay will be written by Soma.|
|I have planted two trees.||Two trees have been planted by me.|
In writing, always consider whether you should use the passive or active voice. It will depend on what you, the writer, want to convey: if you want to draw attention to the doer, use the passive voice; if your intent is to put the focus on the action, then you should go for the active voice.
- Present Indefinite tense into present continuous tense.
- Present perfect tense into present perfect continuous tense.
- Past Indefinite tense into past continuous tense.
- Past perfect tense into past perfect continuous tense.
(i) Active voice – when the subject in the sentence acts; as: I read a lesson. (ii) Passive voice – when the subject in the sentence is acted upon; as: A lesson is read by me.
Active Voice: Sameer wrote a letter. (Subject) + (verb) + (object). Passive Voice: A letter was written by Sameer. (Object) + (auxiliary verb) + (past participle) + (by subject).
How many types of passive sentences are there?
According to Pullum, there are seven types of passive voice. They are passive with be, prepositional passive, bare passive, embedded passive, adjectival passive, get passive, and concealed passive.
A sentence is written in active voice when the subject of the sentence is performing the action. A sentence is written in passive voice when the subject of the sentence has something done to it by someone or something.
Example: Active voice: She prepares dinner. Passive voice: The dinner is prepared by her.
The passive voice is used when we want to emphasize the action (the verb) and the object of a sentence rather than subject. This means that the subject is either less important than the action itself or that we don't know who or what the subject is. Passive: Napa Valley is known for its excellent wines.
|Simple||Played (verb+ed)||Plays (verb+s)|
|Perfect||had played (had+past participle)||has/have played (has/have+past participle)|
|Continuous||was/were playing(was/were+verb+ing)||is/am/are playing(is/am/are+verb+ing)|
|Perfect Continuous||had been playing (had been+verb+ing)||has/have been playing(has/have been+verb+ing)|
16 Verb Tenses
This response includes the 12 tense/aspect combinations mentioned above, as well as the 4 future-in-the-past constructions: Future in the Past. Future Continuous in the Past. Future Perfect in the Past.
The simple tenses (past, present, and future) are the most basic forms, but there are 12 major verb tenses in English in all.
CBSE Class 6 English Grammar Active and Passive Voice.
A “passive question” is an emotional statement hidden in question form.
is it known by you?
What are the 5 rules of active and passive voice?
|Active Voice||Passive Voice (Auxiliary Verb – is/am/are)||Example|
|Subject + Do/does+ not + V1 + Object||Object + is/am/are+ not + V3+ by Subject||Active: He writes an essay Passive: An essay is written by him|
|Does+ Subject+ V1+Object||Is/am/are + Object+ V3+ by subject|
For example: Active voice: The cat was chasing the mouse. In this sentence, 'the cat' is the subject, 'was chasing' is the verb and 'the mouse' is the object. Passive voice: The mouse was being chased by the cat.
|Present Continuous||S + is, am, are + Ving|
|Present Perfect||S + have, has + V3|
|Present Perfect Continuous||S + have, has + been + Ving|
|Past Simple||S + V2|
When the subject does or “acts upon” the verb, the sentence is said to be in the active voice. When the subject receives the action of the verb, the sentence is said to be in the passive voice.