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PASSIVE VOICE TENSE & EXAMPLES

Passive voice tense is the best part of English language.

Passive voice tense is easy to understand and speak.

You will enjoy to learn passive voice.

Why We Use Passive Voice?

The passive voice is used whenever we emphasize the action (the verb) and the object of a sentence rather than subject is either less important than the action itself or that we don't know who or what the subject is.

Examples in Every Chapter

Here is the one example of Present Simple Passive voice tense which will help to understand in an easy way.

Repeated Action

An action which happens again & again.

Formula: Object + Helping Verb + Verb 3rd
  • Cricket is played.
  • Clothes are washed.
  • The Car is driven.
  • Negative: Cricket is not played.
  • Interrogative: Is cricket played?
  • Neg. Int: Is cricket not played?

Difference b/w Active Voice & Passive Voice

The difference between active voice tense and passive voice is simply this, in the active voice, the doer of the action will be the subject, while in passive voice, the subject is the receiver of the action.

In most cases, writing in the active voice makes it easier for readers to understand your message because the sentence is written in a logical order doer of action + action + receiver of action (if any) When this order is changed, as it is in the passive voice, the message is less straightforward and therefore less clear and effective.

Example

Here is the difference between active voice sentences and passive voice tenses sentences.

  • I speak English.
  • I Play Cricket.
  • He Drives Car.
  • English Is Spoken.
  • Cricket Is Played.
  • Car Is Driven.

How do I recognize passive voice?

There are three signs that will help you recognize a sentence in passive voice tense.

  • The subject is 'not' doing the action.
  • A verb is always a form of be + a past participle (often ending in -ed).
    • are groomed
    • were painted
    • will be destroyed
    • is being recorded

  • Often the doer of the action is expressed in a prepositional phrase starting with by.
    • by Ali
    • by the students
    • by the sculptor

Types Of Passive Voice

There are some types of Passive Voice according to Tenses.

  • Present Simple/Indefinite Passive Voice
  • Present Progressive/Continuous Passive Voice
  • Present Perfect Passive Voice
  • Paet Simple/Indefinite Passive Voice
  • Paet Progressive/Continuous Passive Voice
  • Past Perfect Passive Voice
  • Future Simple/Indefinite Passive Voice
  • Future Perfect Passive Voice