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  1. PassiveVoice Cristina Tous Laura Palacín

  2. Contents • When is used passive voice? • Active voice Passive voice • Passive voice in present tenses • Passive voice in future tenses • Passive voice in future tenses with going to • Passive voice in past tenses • Passive voice in conditional tenses • Exercises

  3. Whenisusedpassivevoice? • We can use the passive form when the thing receiving the action is more important or should be emphasized. • We can also use the passive form if we don’t know who is doing the action or if we don’t want to mention who is doing this action.

  4. Active voice [Thing/person doing action] + [verb] + [thing/person receiving action] Subject Object

  5. Fromactive voicetopassivevoice

  6. Passivevoice [Thing/person receiving action] + [be] + [past participle of verb] + [by] + [thing/person doing action] Subject Opcional object

  7. Active Passive Marco paysa lot of money Subject Verb Object A lot of moneyis paid by Marco Subject Verb Object

  8. Present tenses

  9. Future tenses

  10. Future tenses withgoingto

  11. Past tenses

  12. Conditional tenses

  13. Exercises Active: Blanca sends emails. Passive: Emails are sent (by Blanca). A: Somebody cleans the office every day. P: The office is cleaned every day. A: Mar sells vegetables in the market. P: Vegetables are sold in the market (by Mar). A: Would they have given the right answer? P: Would the right answer have been given

  14. A: You don’t write the letter. P: The letter is not written by you. A: We would have painted the walls green. P: The walls would have been painted green. A: Does the police officer catch the thief? P: Is the thief caught by the police officer. A: They wear blue shoes. P: Blue shoes are worn by them. A: I draw a picture. P: A picture is drawn by me

  15. The Wall (guard) by 15,000 soldiers in 1750. Forts (call) milecastles because the distance from one fort to another (be) one mile. In 1987, this place (become) a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If the Wall (attack) by enemies, the soldiers at the turrets (run) to the nearest milecastle for help or (light) a fire that (can – see) by the soldiers in the milecastle.

  16. The Wall was guarded by 15,000 soldiers in 1750. Forts (call) milecastles because the distance from one fort to another (be) one mile. In 1987, this place (become) a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If the Wall (attack) by enemies, the soldiers at the turrets (run) to the nearest milecastle for help or (light) a fire that (can – see) by the soldiers in the milecastle.

  17. The Wall was guarded by 15,000 soldiers in 1750. Forts were calledmilecastles because the distance from one fort to another was one mile. In 1987, this place (become) a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If the Wall (attack) by enemies, the soldiers at the turrets (run) to the nearest milecastle for help or (light) a fire that (can – see) by the soldiers in the milecastle.

  18. The Wall was guarded by 15,000 soldiers in 1750. Forts were calledmilecastles because the distance from one fort to another was one mile. In 1987, this place became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If the Wall (attack) by enemies, the soldiers at the turrets (run) to the nearest milecastle for help or (light) a fire that (can – see) by the soldiers in the milecastle.

  19. The Wall was guarded by 15,000 soldiers in 1750. Forts were calledmilecastles because the distance from one fort to another was one mile. In 1987, this place became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If the Wall was attacked by enemies, the soldiers at the turrets (run) to the nearest milecastle for help or (light) a fire that (can – see) by the soldiers in the milecastle.

  20. The Wall was guarded by 15,000 soldiers in 1750. Forts were calledmilecastles because the distance from one fort to another was one mile. In 1987, this place became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If the Wall was attacked by enemies, the soldiers at the turrets ran to the nearest milecastle for help or (light) a fire that (can – see) by the soldiers in the milecastle.

  21. The Wall was guarded by 15,000 soldiers in 1750. Forts were calledmilecastles because the distance from one fort to another was one mile. In 1987, this place became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If the Wall was attacked by enemies, the soldiers at the turrets ran to the nearest milecastle for help or lit a fire that (can – see) by the soldiers in the milecastle.

  22. The Wall was guarded by 15,000 soldiers in 1750. Forts were calledmilecastles because the distance from one fort to another was one mile. In 1987, this place became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If the Wall was attacked by enemies, the soldiers at the turrets ran to the nearest milecastle for help or lit a fire that could be seen by the soldiers in the milecastle.

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