How to use passive voice with different tenses?
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The passive voice is a grammatical construction. The noun or a noun phrase that would be the object of an active sentence (such as Our troops defeated the enemy) appears as the subject of a sentence with passive voice (e.g. The enemy was defeated by our troops).
“… that all men are created equal…”
“We have been cruelly deceived.”
“The captain was struck by a missile.”
“I got kicked in the face during the fight.”
How to Use the Passive Voice with Different Tenses
We can use passive voice with most tenses.
To change the tense of a passive sentence, you change the form of the verb ‘be’. The main verb in a passive sentence is always in the past participle form.
Using the Passive Voice with Different Tenses
|Simple Present||Active||Marry||serves||the food|
|Passive||The food||is served||by Marry|
|Simple Past||Active||Marry||served||the food|
|Passive||The food||was served||by Marry|
|Present Perfect||Active||Marry||has served||the food|
|Passive||The food||has been served||By Marry|
|Future I||Active||Marry||will serve||the food|
|Passive||The food||Will be served||by Marry|
|Present Progressive||Active||Marry||is serving||the food|
|Passive||The food||is being served||by Marry|
|Past Progressive||Active||Marry||was serving||the food|
|Passive||The food||was being served||by Marry|
|Past Perfect||Active||Marry||had served||the food|
|Passive||The food||had been served||by Marry|
|Future II||Active||Marry||will have served||the food|
|Passive||The food||will have been served||by Marry|
|Conditional I||Active||Marry||would serve||the food|
|Passive||The food||would be served||by Marry|
|Conditional II||Active||Marry||would have served||the food|
|Passive||The food||would have been served||by Marry|