THE PASSIVE VOICE. We form the passive with the correct tense of the verb BE + past participle . The object of the active sentence becomes the subject of the passive sentence. We have elected a new President . A new President has been elected
correct tense of the verb BE + past participle.
We have elected a new President.
A new Presidenthas been elected
They are playing the matchon Saturday.
The matchis being played on Saturday
me I him he her she them they us we
I bought him a present.
He was bought a present.
They didn’t sell all the tickets for the concert.
All the tickets weren’t sold.
We do not give lesson on public holidays.
Lessons are not given on public holidays.
Sue looks after the children.
“The book was written in 2007.”
“The new art exhibition was opened by the
“Cycling is not permitted in this area.”
“Bookings can be made online.”
4.- Some verbs can have two objects: such as public information (rules, signs, brochures …) and media reports.
bring, give, ask, pay, sell, offer, owe, show, tell, send, lend, leave, promise, take, teach, throw, write
something to someone
“They gave Susana prize.”
“Susan was given a prize.”
“A prize was given to Susan.”
“No one gave me any directions.”
“I wasn’t given any directions.”
“Beatriz taught me History.”
“I was taught History by Beatriz.”
“I’mreading a greatbook.”