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Continuous Passives

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Let's take a look at how to make continuous passive sentences.

First of all, let's look an example active sentence:

'The workers are painting the bridge.'

In the above sentence:

The workers are the subject.
are painting is the present continuous verb.
the bridge is the object.

To make a present continuous passive sentence the object (the bridge) comes first:

'The bridge is being painted.'

This is how the present continuous passive is formed:

Object (The bridge) + 'to be' verb (is) + being + past participle (painted)

In passive sentences the subject is not always needed; however, if you want to include it the sentence becomes:

'The bridge is being painted by the workers.'

We can change this sentence into the past continuous passive like this:

Active - 'The workers were painting the bridge.'
Past Continuous Passive - 'The bridge was being painted by the workers.'

Let's take a look at some more examples:

Present Continuous Passive  - 'My car is being fixed.'
Past Continuous Passive  - 'My car was being fixed.'

Present Continuous Passive - 'The meeting is being held in my office.'
Past Continuous Passive - 'The meeting was being held in my office.'

 

State Verbs

  • When you called, the students ___ being taken to school.





  • Flowers are ___ grown in her garden.





  • The report is being ___ by Frank.




  • ___ the hotel being refurbished next week?





  • Passengers are being ___ from the airport.





  • The prisoners ___ being released tomorrow.





  • Shoes are being ___ in the market.








Comments

refurnished

___ the hotel being (refurbished) next week?

refurbish

To refurbish: renovate, freshen up (make brighter and prettier) 'we refurbished the room'.

hi chris mcCarthy

hi chris mcCarthy

Do people really use these

Do people really use these constructions? I think I'll lose the idea of speaking before i'll be able to make up a Past Continuous Passive sentence =)

when we use these

when we use these constructions?

can u tell me when we use

can u tell me when we use being,plzzz help me

Passive Voice

Be verbs are; am, is, are, was, were, So 'being' is the 'ing' form of be.
In passive voice 'being' is the indicator that the verb is in progressive form.
is being + past participle = present continuous Passive / singular
are being + past participle = present continuous Passive/ plural
was being + past participle = past continuous Passive/ singular
were being + past participle = past continuous Passive / plural
The subject of a passive sentence is not the doer of the action of the given verb as in active voice.
Therefore, the subject of passive sentence is the getter or the receiver of the action of the verb. The doer may be given as
'by agent. (by John)

passive voice

Thank you for the passive voice explanation, you made it clear and easy.

Thanks a lot

I made without mistakes, but

I made without mistakes, but when I use this tense. Worried Rather difficult! Raised Eyebrow

good subject

I finished it without any mistakes
thank you and I've just realised that how to make a listen completed.I am new I'll get accustom to use this site as long as I use it