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G.11.1 - Simple passive

Passive and Active Sentences for Low-Intermediate Students

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How much do you remember about forming active and passive sentences?

If you're unsure, have a look at this lesson before you try to answer the questions below:

Remember: Is the action being done by someone or is an action being done to something? If someone is doing the action, use the active voice and if an action is being done to something use the passive! Good luck!

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Verb Tense Review

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It's time to review your knowledge of verb tenses. All you have to do is read through the ten sentences below and choose the correct missing verb in each one. Use the base form of each verb in brackets to help you and only use one word in your answer.  Make sure you spell the words correctly.

 

Link: Verb Tense Review

How to use 'by'

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By is a versatile preposition which can be used in a number of situations. Today we take a look at some of its basic uses:

The way something is done

We use by to show how something is done:

We send a postcard or a letter by post.

We contact someone by phone or by email.

How to use 'the Passive'

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Pyramids

'The Pyramids were built a long time ago.'

 

What is a passive sentence?

Most of spoken English uses active speech. In active sentences the subject is the focus of the sentence. For example: