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We use Present Continuous passive voice tense for that action which is going on at the same time of speaking. But, in passive, doer is not mentioned in subjective form. It's used as an object and for present continuous Active Voice tense.

Middle Of An Action

We use it for present running action.

Formula: Object + Helping Verb + (being) + Verb(ing)
  • Lecture is being given
  • English is being spoken.
  • Football is being played.

Main Points Of Passive Voice

There are some main points, we need to understand this before making the passive voice sentences.

1)  Object of the active voice becomes subject while subject of the active voice becomes object.

2)  In passive voice, subject doesn't work

3)  There is no need to use object in passive voice. Because we needn't tell that by whom the action was taken.

4)  Use by before the object of the passive voice, if you use the object.

5)  Always use the 3rd form of the verb in each passive voice.

6)  Some of the verbs carry to instead of by, as. e.g He knows me. > I am known to him.

7)  We can also make Passive Voice sentences without using the Object which we use in the end.

Formula: Object + Helping Verb(is / am / are) + (being) + Verb-ing(form) + by + Object(subject of Active Voice)

More Examples

Here are some more present continuous passive voice tense examples.


  • the movie is being watched.
  • Air Condition is being repaired.
  • the Presentation is being given by Ali.
  • Oscar award is being given to Tom Cruise.
  • They are being eliminated.

  • The movie is not being watched.
  • Air Condition is not being repaired.

  • Is movie being watched?
  • Is Air Condition being repaired?

  • Is movie not being watched?
  • Is Air Condition not being repaired?


By these examples, you can easily understand the difference between Active Voice and Present Continuous passive voice tense.

Active VoicePassive Voice
Alina is writing the letterThe letter is being written by Alina
He is playing cricketCricket is being played by him
You are cooking cookiesThe cookies are being cooked by him
The washerman is washing the clothesThe clothes are being washed by the washerman