passiv W us be and a past parti ipl .
passiv forms in th s
Th Gov rnme builds
Hundredsofhouses re built every r,
Pres nt simpl
Pr s nt ontinuous The uthorities te questio i g t vomen.
T-women re being questioned by the uthorities.
Pr s nt p rf
The poli e rrested o eprot ster'
e protesterw s rtested'
The will pl
the m t h o W dnesd evening.
Th m t h wiII be pl ed on Wednesd eve ing.
Noti how the obj t in th a tiv fotm (hu dredsof houses,two m ,Helen)
mov s to th front in th passiv S nt n and b om s th subj t.
Fo us on important information
(a tiv )
The Government built hundredsof housesl st e r.
(passiv ) Hundreds of houses werebuilt b the Go er me lt st ye r.
We h ve chosen Helen s the newpreside t.
Hele h s been hosen s the ew president,
In th a tiv s nt n mor mphasis is giv n to who did th a tion _ th
Gov rnm nt.
In th passiv s nt n mor mphasis is giv n to th thing aff t dby th
a tion _ th numb r of hous s.
mphasiz d information usually om s at the b ginning of th s nt n .
Using by and with
Spok n and writt n
h passiv is us d mor in writing and formal sp
Th p rson or organization that d s the a tion is all d ,th ag nt,.If w
Want to say who do s th a tion th n w use by.
Hundredsof houseswer built l st y r.
Hu dreds of houseswere built b the Governme t l st e r.
Iot of sto Swerethrown.
gry footb ll f s.
lot of ston Swer throw b
Th thing that is us d to p rform an a tion is all d ,th instrum nt'. If w
Want to in lud this w tls with.
The wi dows w rebroke with b seb ll b t.