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In this voice, we use to talk about an action that started in the past and also ended in the past before another action. And we use the helping verb of the Past Perfect passive tense (Had) and for Past perfect active voice tense.

Completed Action

A completed action before past simple.

Formula: Object + Helping Verb + been + Verb 3rd(form) + by + Object
  • You had been informed.
  • F.I.R had been a lodge.
  • An e-mail had been sent.
Formula: Object + Helping Verb(Was/ Were) + being + Verb 3rd(form) + by + Object(subject of the Active Voice)

More Examples

Here are some more examples of Passive Voice Past Perfect.


  • Cricket had been played by him.
  • The punishment had been given.
  • Movies had been watched by them.
  • Result had been announced.
  • A lecture had been taught by Ali.
  • Food had been distributed.

  • The punishment had not been given.
  • Cricket had not been played by him.

  • Had punishment been given?
  • Had cricket been played by him?

  • Had punishment not been given?
  • Had cricket not been played by him?


By these examples, you can easily understand the difference between Active Voice and Passive Voice of Present Perfect.

Active VoicePassive Voice
The little boy had broken the windkowThe window had been broken by little boy
Ali had played cricketCricket had been played by him
They have watched movieThe movie had been watched by them
He had kept up his training regimen for a monthHis training regimen had been kept up for a month