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PASSIVE VOICE TENSES. Passive voice is not a TENSE (Simple Present, Present Perfect, Future). It always uses the verb TO BE and the PAST PARTICIPLE of a verb, but this doesn‘t mean the sentence is in PAST. Your voice is amplified by the microphone. PAST PARTICIPLE. VERB TO BE.

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Passive voice tenses

PASSIVE VOICE

TENSES


Passive voice tenses

Passive voice is not a TENSE (Simple Present, Present Perfect, Future).

It always uses the verb TO BE and the PAST PARTICIPLE of a verb, but this

doesn‘t mean the sentence is in PAST.

Your voice is amplified by the microphone.

PASTPARTICIPLE

VERBTO BE


Passive voice tenses

The verb TO BE determines the tense of a sentence.

ACTIVE

PASSIVE

The security sensors detect movement.

Movement is detected by the security sensors

Theverb “TO BE” is in

Simple Present

Theverb “detect” is in

Simple Present


Passive voice tenses

ACTIVE

PASSIVE

A virus attacked the system.

The system was attacked by the virus.

Theverb “attack” is in

Simple Past

Theverb “TO BE” is in

Simple Past.

ACTIVE

PASSIVE

Scientists have studied the case for years.

The case has been studied for years.

Theverb “TO BE” is in

PresentPerfect.

Theverb “study” is in

PresentPerfect.


Passive voice tenses

ACTIVE

PASSIVE

People are learning TIC’s.

TIC’s are being learned.

Theverb“learn” is in

PresentProgressive

Theverb “TO BE” is in

PresentProgressive.

ACTIVE

PASSIVE

People were drinking Coke in the 1980’s.

Coke was being drunk in the 1980’s.

Theverb “TO BE” is in

PastProgressive.

Theverb“drink” is in

PastProgressive.


Passive voice tenses

ACTIVE

PASSIVE

People have been using other energy sources.

Other energy sources have been being used.

The verb “use” is in

Present Perfect Progressive.

The verb “TO BE” is in

Present Perfect Progressive.

ACTIVE

PASSIVE

People will discover life forms in the space.

Life forms will be discovered in space.

The verb “TO BE” is in

Present Perfect Progressive.

The verb “discover” is in

Future with will.


Passive voice tenses

Notice that the main verb of all the examples above is in PAST PARTICIPLE.

The verb TO BE is the one that changes.

Movement is detected by the security sensors

The system was attacked by the virus.

The case has been studied for years.

TIC’s are being learned.

Coke was being drunk in the 1980’s.

Other energy sources have been being used.

Life forms will be discovered in space.


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