Talk a Lot

Intermediate Book 1
Notes on Intermediate Verb Forms
Passive Voice = be + past participle

Time of action:

Past, present, or future.

When do we need to use it?

When it isn’t important who does the action (who is the subject): The parcel will be delivered here on Wednesday. Or when you don’t know who does the action (who is the subject): Stonehenge was built around five thousand years ago.

How is it formed?

object + be + past participle
Present Simple: Active: Paul delivers newspapers every day. Past Simple: Active: Paul delivered newspapers yesterday. Present Continuous: Active: Paul is delivering newspapers. Past Continuous: Active: Paul was delivering newspapers. Present Perfect: Active: Paul has delivered the newspapers. Present Perfect Continuous: Active: Paul has been delivering the newspapers. Past Perfect: Active: Paul had delivered the newspapers. Past Perfect Continuous: Active: Paul had been delivering the newspapers. Future with “will”: Active: Paul will deliver the newspapers. Future with “going to”: Active: Paul is going to deliver the newspapers. is / are + past participle Passive: Newspapers are delivered (by Paul) every day. was / were + past participle Passive: Newspapers were delivered (by Paul) yesterday. is / are + being + past participle Passive: Newspapers are being delivered (by Paul). was / were + being + past participle Passive: Newspapers were being delivered (by Paul). have / has + been + past participle Passive: The newspapers have been delivered (by Paul). have / has + been + being + past participle Passive: The newspapers have been being delivered (by Paul). [RARE] had + been + past participle Passive: The newspapers had been delivered (by Paul). had + been + being + past participle Passive: The newspapers had been being delivered (by Paul). [RARE] will + be + past participle Passive: The newspapers will be delivered (by Paul). be + going to + be + past participle Passive: The newspapers are going to be delivered (by Paul).

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