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    Make deduction in passive voice

    Good day, everyone!
    I've faced with issue about making deduction in passive voice using modal verbs.
    There are some rules for active voice:

    MAV (modal auxiliary verb) - can, must, could, might, may, can't
    V - infinitive
    Ving - verb with -ing
    Ved - verb in past participle

    Present

    subject + MAV + V
    subject + MAV + be + Ving


    Past
    subject + MAV + have + Ved
    subject + MAV + have + been + Ving

    However, I don't have a clue how to make sentences in passive voice.
    For example:

    Present
    Post might be delivered by postman (subject + MAC + be + Ved) (?)
    Traffic-light must being repaired by engineer (i can see that someone is something doing with traffic-light now) (subject + MAC + being + Ved) (?)

    Past
    Traffic-light might have be broken by hooligans (subject + MAC + have + be + Ved) (?)
    My computer might have been used all night (subject + MAC + have + been + Ved) (?)

    Could someone correct these sentences or give another good example to understand.
    Unfortunately, I can't find any information about this theme in internet. So I appreciate any help.

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    Re: Make deduction in passive voice

    The mail is being delivered by the mail carrier.

    The traffic light is being repaired by the engineer.

    The traffic light might have been broken by hooligans.

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