Active and Passive Voice, Definition and Example Sentences with Tenses

Active and Passive Voice, Definition and Example Sentences with Tenses





Tense Active Passive
Present simple Reporters write
news reports
News reports are written by reporters
Present continuous Michael is baking a brownie A brownie is being
baked
 by  Michael.
Past simple The company hired
new workers last year.
New workers were
hired
 by the company last year.
Past Continuous The salesman was
helping
 the customer when the thief came into the store.
The customer was
being helped
 by the salesman when the thief came into the store.




Present perfect They have already
discussed
 the book.
The book has
already
been discussed
.
Past perfect He
had delivered the letters.
The letters had been
delivered
.
Future simple The company will hire new workers. New workers will be
hired
 by the company.
Infinitive She has to deliver the letters. The letters have to
be delivered
.
Modals She must deliver
the letters.
The letters must be
delivered
.

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