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THE PASSIVE: BY + AGENT

When we form passives, we often don’t mention the person or thing for the accion (the agent):

  • The movie was made in 2004. // By + agent tells us who or what does something: // The movie was made by Steven Spielberg.
  • With tells us what was used to do something. Compare: // The picture were taken by a famous photographer. // The picture were taken by an excellent camera.

Remember!. You don’t always need to use by + agent in a passive sentence. If the agent is “known”, obvious or is “people in general”, we omit it.

Tree more examples:

  • CDs replaced records in the 1980s. / Records were replaced by CDs in the 1980s.
  • Peter Jackson directed the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. / The “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was directed by Peter Jackson.
  • He washed the car with a sponge. / The car was washed with a sponge.

I hope you enjoy this exercises. See you in the next post. Bye 🙂 

Important Linguatec News. Please READ!

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Please READ! It’s about CAMPUS

On September 16th your Macmillan English Campus site will be UPGRADED to a brand new desing.

Try not to jump out of your chair when you log in as we’ve dramatically changed the look and added four shiny new themes for you to choose from. Just click on your screen name at the top of the page to see them.

As well giving the English Campus a makeover we’ve improved some of the functions like a more developed messages and announcements facility, and more!.

The site will run faster and at last you’ll be able to do a word and phrase search and then filter the resources by both content type and level.

If you have any inconvenience, doubts, or questions, let your supervisor know, he’ll listen to you and solve any problems.

Take providences on your own these day.

I realy hope the Campus will run faster, it’s very important when you are on exams.

THE PASSIVE: SIMPLE PRESENT

We form the simple present passive form with: a simple present form of be (am, is or are) + past participle.

  • I am respected
  • you are respected
  • he is respected
  • she is respected
  • it is respected
  • you are respected
  • we are respected
  • they are respected

Transforming Active form in Passive form:

  • Active: They sell the tickets on Fridays.
  • Passive: The tickets are sold in Fridays.

Let’s see more exercises:

  • She is recognized as Spain’s top singer.
  • Books are sold at half price on Tuesdays.
  • Latin is taught at this school.
  • Salaries are paid in Fridays.
  • These cars are made in Poland.
  • His work is known worldwide.

I hope you enjoy this exercises, see you soon. Bye 🙂

THE PASSIVE: PASSIVE vs ACTIVE

Someone said that the only way to learn something is with practice, so let’s go:

Wich is the correct option for each sentence? Answers at the end.

  1. Somebody stole my passport and money.
    1. My passport and money were stolen.
    2. My passport and money were stolen by somebody.
  2. They discovered gold in the mountains.
    1. Gold has been discovered in the mountains.
    2. Gold was discovered in the mountains.
  3. People have sent expeditions to the Himalayas for years.
    1. Expeditions are sent to the Himalayas by people.
    2. Expeditions have been sent to the Himalayas for years.
  4. The U.S.A. holds a presidential election every four years.
    1. A presidential election is held by the U.S.A. every four years.
    2. A presidential election is held every four years.
  5. One should check the level of gas.
    1. The level of gas should be checked.
    2. The level of gas should have been checked by one.
  6. The government will release a number of political prisoners.
    1. A number of political prisoners will release by the government.
    2. A number of political prisoners will be released by the government.
  7. My parents arrived at the airport yesterday.
    1. My parents were arrived at the airport yesterday.
    2. Yesterday, my parents arrived at the airport.

Right answers:

  • 1.1
  • 2.2
  • 3.2
  • 4.1
  • 5.1
  • 6.2
  • 7.2

How was your test?

I hope you have enjoyed this exercices. See you soon in the next post. Bye, bye 🙂