Passive : A letter is being written by Rita.
Past Progressive Active: Rita was writing a letter. Passive : A letter was being written by Rita. Past Perfect Active: Rita had written a letter. Passive : A letter had been written by Rita. Future II Active: Rita will have written a letter. Passive : A letter will have been written by Rita. Conditional I Active: Rita would write a letter. Passive : A letter would be written by Rita. Conditional II Active: Rita would have written a letter. Passive : A letter would have been written by Rita. Passive Sentences with Two Objects Rewriting an active sentence with two objects in passive voice means that one of the two objects becomes the subject, the other one remains an object. Which object to transform into a subject depends on what you want to put the focus on. Subject Verb Object 1 Object 2 Active: Rita wrote a letter to me. Passive: A letter was written to me by Rita. Passive: I was written a letter by Rita. examples He believes you. ( active) You are believed by him. (passive) They did the test. (active) The test was done by them. (passive) My mother is making a cake. (active) A cake is being made by my mother. (passive) She will hold a party. (active) A party will be held by her. (passive)
The team has won the match.(active) The match has been won by the team. (passive) He would cancel the meeting. (active) The meeting would be cancelled by him. (passive) They made this plane in Germany. (active) This plane was made by them in Germany. (passive) The students sang a song. (active) A song was sung by the students. (passive) Gina read the book yesterday. (active)
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- Fall '19
- Passive voice, Rita, Gerund