THE GENERAL FORMULA to BE + V 3 Present Simple: to be = am / is / are I am always asked to look after his dog. Past Simple: to be = was / were I was asked to look after his dog yesterday. Future Simple: to be = shall / will be I shall be asked at the next lesson.
SimpleProgressivePerfect Future will be + V3will have been +V3 Present am/is/are+V3am/is/are being+V3 have / has been + V3 Past was/were+V3 was / were being+ V3 had been + V3 to be + V3
PAY ATTENTION The hunter killed the bird. The bird was killed by the hunter. THE SUBJECT AND THE OBJECT REPLACED EACH OTHER
If it is not known or not important who did the action, miss it in the sentence in Passive Voice They built the church in the 18 th century. The church was built in the 18 th century by them. If you want to say who did it or what caused the action, use BY.
A.V. The company often sends Tom abroad. 1.change the subject and the object: Tom ………… by the company. 2. Find the verb and find out its tense sends Present Simple 3.Put the verb into the formula of this tense in Passive according to the subject is sent P.V. Tom is often sent abroad by the company. If you want to change the sentence from Active into Passive, you must: