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What do these sentences have in common?

newspaper

  • Newspapers are published every day.
  • TV was invented in the 1920s.
  • The concert was cancelled.

They are all in PASSIVE VOICE and you can see that, because they have  a common characteristic:     

BE  + PAST PARTICIPLE

Why do we use Passive Voice?

Because sometimes actions are more important than the people who do them.

Look at these examples:

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active-voice-vs-passive-voice

How do you make this change?

Look at the picture below:

passiveagent

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  • Still any doubts? Check the presentation the teacher showed you in the class.
  • Click here: passive_voice_8ºano
  • You can also try this interactive exercise below.

PRESENT AND PAST SIMPLE PASSIVE, by Esther Martinez

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