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    Re: passive voice

    c. somebody dismissed the class. (simple past)
    The class has dismissed by somebody.
    The class had dismissed by somebody.
    D. Someone is dismissing the class.
    The class was dismissed by someone.
    E. Someone dismissed the class everyday at 3:30
    Everyday at 3:30 the class has dismissed by someon

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    Re: passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by misscarlas View Post
    c. somebody dismissed the class. (simple past)
    The class has been dismissed by somebody.
    The class had been dismissed by somebody.
    D. Someone is dismissing the class.
    The class is being dismissed by someone.
    E. Someone dismisses the class everyday at 3:30
    Everyday at 3:30 the class is dismissed.
    In some of them, you've forgotten to insert the proper form of the 'be' verb. The 'be' verb + the Past Participle (PP) are the basis of the passive system.



    In English the passive is formed by using,

    Subject + [the appropriate form of the 'be' verb] + the past participle.

    - am
    be - is being was/were been
    - are


    A. Someone had canceled the meeting.

    A. The meeting had been canceled, and I don't know why.

    The appropriate form of the 'be' verb is 'been' because that is what the past perfect would use.

    B. Someone has dismissed the class.

    B. The class has been dismissed; therefore, I am at home now.

    C. Someone dismissed the class. (past tense active)

    C. The class was dismissed.

    D. Someone is dismissing the class right now. (present continuous)

    D. The class is being dismissed.

    E. Someone dismisses the class everyday at 3:30 PM.

    E. The class is dismissed everyday at 3:30 PM.


    Here are some new ones to try. Try to follow the patterns in the examples above. We'll get you straightened out on this.


    A. Someone has stolen the jewels.

    A. The jewels

    B. Someone had stolen the jewels.

    B. The jewels

    C. Someone is peeling the potatoes.

    C. The potatoes

    D. Someone peels the potatoes everyday

    D. The potatoes

    E. Someone was peeling the potatoes.

    E. The potatoes
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    the answer are

    A. The jewel has been stolen by someone.
    B. The jewel had been stolen by someone.
    c. The potatoes is being peeled by someone.
    d. The potatoes was being peeled by someone.

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    Re: the answer are

    Quote Originally Posted by misscarlas View Post
    A. The jewel has been stolen by someone.
    B. The jewel had been stolen by someone.
    c. The potatoes is being peeled by someone.
    d. The potatoes was being peeled by someone.
    That's fantastic. You're getting it, Miss Carlas. One little thing; in c. & e. you've forgotten to make the auxiliary verb, 'be', agree with the subject, 'potatoes

    c. The potatoes [is] being peeled by someone.
    e. The potatoes [was] being peeled by someone.

    And you forgot to do this one, which describes a routine event.

    D. Someone peels the potatoes everyday.

    D. The potatoes

    Every active sentence in English COULD be made into a passive by this simple substitution method,

    Subject + [appropriate 'be' verb] + PP

    though the active is the much more common use.

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    For santiagoludgwig: I've started a new thread for your post - http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...tml#post217205

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