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).


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

Passive Voice in English: 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.

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

Using the Passive Voice with Different Tenses

Formation of Tenses in Active & Passive Voice

Examples

What's Your Reaction?

Confused Confused
0
Confused
Sad Sad
0
Sad
Geeky Geeky
0
Geeky
Haha Haha
0
Haha
Wow Wow
4
Wow
Hard Hard
0
Hard
Easy Easy
1
Easy
What? What?
0
What?

Comments 1

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

How to Use the Passive Voice with Different Tenses

log in

Become a part of our community!
Don't have an account?
sign up

reset password

Back to
log in

sign up

Join ESL Buzz Community

Back to
log in
Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format