How to Use the Passive Voice with Different Tenses

The passive voice is a grammatical construction. The noun or noun phrase that would be the object of an active sentence (such as Our troops defeated the enemy) appears as the subject of a sentence with passive voice (e.g. The enemy was defeated by our troops).


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The passive voice is a grammatical construction. The noun or noun phrase that would be the object of an active sentence (such as Our troops defeated the enemy) appears as the subject of a sentence with passive voice (e.g. The enemy was defeated by our troops).

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Passive Voice

Active Voice – Passive Voice

Examples

“… that all men are created equal…”

“We have been cruelly deceived.”

“The captain was struck by a missile.”

“I got kicked in the face during the fight.”

Examples of Passive Voice

Examples: The noun or noun phrase that would be the object of an active sentence appears as the subject of a sentence with passive voice.

How to Use the Passive Voice with Different Tenses

We can use passive voice with most tenses.

To change the tense of a passive sentence, you change the form of the verb ‘be’. The main verb in a passive sentence is always in the past participle form.

Passive Voice with Different Tenses

The passive is formed with the appropriate tense of the verb …

Using the Passive Voice with Different Tenses

Passive Voice with Different Tenses

Formation of Tenses in Active & Passive Voice

Examples

Examples of Passive Voice


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