Passive voice

January 17, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Posted in Passive Voice, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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When speaking about technology, we often give more emphasis to the invention or the discovery than to the person who made it. So we end up using Passive Voice quite frequently. Another situation is when we want to be impersonal. Look at this example:

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Which of these sentences would you probably read on the screen of your computer?

Basically, the passive form has  three basic elements:

 be  + past participle +  by…agent

as you can see in this example:

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Click here to review the PPT presentation you saw in the class Passive_10ºano

You can also try this interactive exercise, Passives, by princeza

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