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Hid the truth! With passive voice!

Hid the truth! With passive voice!

Date: Mar 07 2008

主題: 文法

作者: mitchelkSuper Member!

課程

Did you do something bad? Did your brother do your English homework? Did you drink the last beer?

With passive voice, you can describe actions without telling who did it.

For example, normally you would have to say, "I spilled the beer." With passive voice, you can say, "the beer was spilled."

The two sentences mean the same thing, except with passive voice you don't know who spilled the beer.

Ok, so now you know that the passive voice can be useful, but how do you make it?

First, let's review normal sentences. Normal sentences have:          subject + verb + object

  • The subject is the person or thing that is doing something.
  • The verb is the action.
  • The object is the thing being acted on.

An example would be:

 The dog bit the man.

  • The dog is the subject.
  • Bit is the verb.
  • The man is the object.


To make a sentence passive:

Put the object first, put the verb to be in the same tense as the normal sentence and add the past particle of the verb. And if you would like to tell who did it add by.

Object + Verb to be + past participle (by + Subject).

The man was bitten by the dog.
OR
The man was bitten.

I will give a few more examples:

Present Tense:
Active: She eats cheese. Passive: The cheese is eaten.
Active: I love him. Passive: He is loved.
Active: I stole the bike. Passive: The bike was stolen by me.

Past Tense:

Active: The fire destroyed the town. Passive: The town was destroyed.
Active: I wrote you a letter. Passive: A letter was written to you by me.
Active: I watched TV. Passive: TV was watched by me.

Now, can you guys try to make a few passive sentences in the comments. I will check back and make sure they are all correct. Give it a try!

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يوسف

Saudi Arabia

 We play football.(active)


Football is played.(passive) 

02:19 PM Jun 05 2012 |

paolo84

paolo84

Haiti

The Pizza has been eaten and the Sodas have been drunk !


So… I think the Examples have been well chosen.

12:31 PM Jun 05 2012 |

monai333@hotmail.com

Sudan

the passive is very important inenglish inet no more aput it please help

12:54 PM May 15 2012 |

bisamadi

Morocco

the truth  was hiden


08:42 PM Mar 03 2012 |

bisamadi

Morocco

hii, hid the truth


the truth was huden


is it right??? plz answer


08:40 PM Mar 03 2012 |

tarek_

Saudi Arabia

hi

05:34 AM Nov 06 2011 |

Loco27

Spain

Hi

04:51 AM Nov 06 2011 |

foz12

foz12

Saudi Arabia

My example is:
The girl drinking the tea.
The passive voice will be:
The tea has been drank by the girl.
I hope it’s correct.

10:16 AM Nov 05 2011 |

anahid goddess

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thanks ,lesson is very useful.


I missed him.


He is missed .

05:57 PM May 08 2011 |

husam_28

husam_28

Saudi Arabia

the example (stole) should be put within the examples written in the past tense

12:27 PM May 08 2011 |

husam_28

husam_28

Saudi Arabia

this is a very simple way to be given to students

easy to understand 

12:25 PM May 08 2011 |

cgo

cgo

Turkey

You hide the truth – normal

You hid the truth / the truth was hidden

07:46 PM Jan 05 2010 |

Nofre

Philippines

Can I use this on my class??

05:53 AM Sep 01 2009 |

Nofre

Philippines

Can I use this on my class??

05:53 AM Sep 01 2009 |

Machan

United States

This lesson is well organized.

This lesson has been understood by many.

This lesson was written by very famous teacher.

This lesson was published on Mar 07 2008

This lesson will be developed

 

09:19 AM Aug 31 2009 |

modmmah

modmmah

Malaysia

I have friend this Wobsite .this wobsite has friend

06:48 AM Apr 09 2009 |

just---girl

Saudi Arabia

thanks mitchelk Smile

very useful lesson

u explained it by simple way

my trying

the lesson was explained

and

we can say

the lesson was explained by mitchelk

03:34 PM Feb 26 2009 |

Jourly

Mexico

Hi!
I try
I had studied the lesson for hours.
The lesson had been studied for hours. Is it correct?

12:59 AM Feb 25 2009 |

*butterfly wings*

Saudi Arabia

i’m sorry . you deserve 5 stars ..Thanks for your efforts..

11:19 PM Feb 17 2009 |

*butterfly wings*

Saudi Arabia

He broke my heart

My heart was broken

11:18 PM Feb 17 2009 |

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