The passive


The passive.


Formation of the passive:to be + Verb 3 form=(past participle (pp).

Present simple: am/is/are + pp The class is cleaned every day. Present continuous: am/is/are being + pp The class is being cleaned now. Past simple: was/were + pp The class was cleaned yesterday. Past continuous: was/were being + pp The class was being cleaned when students arrived.

Negation (neigiamas sakinys): The class has not cleaned yet. We form the passive of infinitives like this: to be + pp e.g. He wants to be told the truth. ( Jis nori, kad jam pasakytu tiesą).

Is the class cleaned? Is the class being cleaned now? Has the class been cleaned already? Had the class been cleaned by two o’clock? Was the class cleaned yesterday? Was the class being cleaned when students arrived? Will the class be cleaned tomorrow? Should the class be cleaned every day?

America was discovered by Christopher Columbus. Was America discovered by Christopher Columbus? Who was America discovered by?

People use sand to produce glass.(active) Present simple: am/are/is + pp Sand is used to produce glass. 2. People used sand to produce glass.

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