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Active and Passive Verb FormsRead the following sentences:He is writing a letter. (Active)A letter is being written by him. (Passive)You will have noticed that the verb changes its form when the sentence is changed from theactive voice to the passive voice. The passive form of the verb is constructed by puttingappropriate auxiliary verbs before the past participle form of the active verb.The active and passive forms of the verb write are given below:When the active verb is in the simple present tenseActive verb: write/writesPassive verb: is/am/are writtenHe writes a letter.A letter is written by him.When the active verb is in the present continuous tenseActive verb: is/am/are writingPassive verb: is/am/are being writtenHe is writing a letter. (Active)A letter is being written by him. (Passive)When the active verb is in the present perfect tenseActive verb: has/have writtenPassive verb: has/have been written
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Term
Fall
Professor
Johnson
Tags
Active voice, Grammatical tenses, passive verb forms, past participle form of the active verb

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