Review of all Passive forms
A: Preparatory grammar
Which tense are the verbs in each sentence below in?
|Someone is building|
|Someone has built|
|Someone was building|
|Someone had built|
Put these verbs into the same tenses.
B: Work Out the Rule for Making All Passives Tenses
Which tense is this? Someone discovered it.
Why is the passive of that sentence “It was discovered”?
Which tense is ‘to be’ in that sentence? So, which tense is the sentence in?
Which tense is this? Someone had discovered it.
Which tense is ‘to be’ in here? It had been discovered.
So, which tense is the sentence in?
Which tense is this? Someone was discovering it.
So, which tense do we need for ‘Be’ in the passive form?
So, write the whole passive sentence.
The rule is: To write a passive form of an active sentence, write ‘to be’ in the ________ tense as the main verb of the active sentence and add the _______ _________.
C: Make Your Own Table of Passive Tenses
Fill in the table below using the rules above.
|Someone translates it|
|Someone is translating it|
|Someone translated it|
|Someone was translating it|
|Someone has translated it|
|Someone had translated it|
D: Active or passive?
(Remember: Passive = Be + Past Participle/ 3rd Form)
1. How is this word pronounced?
2. A bullet killed him.
3. I was accused of stealing money.
Now write 5 more for your partner to check if they are active or passive
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