Im A Student From Cancun And Im Going To Explain In My Class Room To My Classmate How We Can Use The Past Passive Voice I Need The Explanation Please Can You Help Me...!!!!!!
First, let's review what you already know:
Active voice highlights the doer of the action (the subject), whereas passive voice highlights only the receiver of the action (the object).
Active Voice: Sam hit Pat. (Sam is the doer, and Pat is the receiver) Passive Voice: Pat was hit. (Pat is the receiver)
Here's how to form a passive sentence:
1) Take an active sentence.
2) Delete the subject.
3) Place the object in the subject's position.
4) Add BE (e.g., was, were, been) to the verb.
1) Sam hit Pat. (active sentence)
2) ___ hit Pat. (Delete the subject)
3) Pat hit. (Place the object in the subject's position.
4) Pat was hit. (Add BE to the verb)
Second, let's look at what most grammar texts and teachers don't say about passive voice:
Use passive voice a) when you don't know who the doer/subject is, b) when you don't want to say who the doer/subject is, and c) when you know who the subject is, but you want to place 100% focus on the receiver.
Third, you'll have to come up with examples for a), b), and c) on your own. It is a class assignment, right?