Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Active Versus Passive Form Worksheet Present Simple and Past Simple


 [A standard focus on form sheet.  Perhaps a little bit pedantic, but the assumption is that if I was going to do a boring  focus on form lesson, than the least I could do was make it more interactive instead of just giving the students the structure.  Technically the object becomes the subject in a passive sentence, but I'm misusing the terms slightly in order to avoid confusing the students.
Update: for classroom feedback, I've made a Google Slides show to go with this worksheet: slides, pub]

Active versus Passive

Match the words from the box to the blanks below.
am, are, base form of the verb (V1), by, past participle (V3), past simple (V2), is, object,  subject, was, were

Present Simple Tense
Active
Sentences in the active voice follow this pattern:
(Example:  She writes a letter.)





Passive
However, sentences in the passive tense will follow this pattern
(Example: A letter is written by her.)









Past Simple Tense
Active
Sentences in the active voice follow this pattern:
(Example:  She wrote a letter.)





Passive
However, sentences in the passive tense will follow this pattern
(Example: A letter was written by her.)












Active versus Passive--Answers

Present Simple Tense
Active
Sentences in the active voice follow this pattern:
(Example:  She writes a letter.)

Subject
base form of the verb (V1)
Object

Passive
However, sentences in the passive tense will follow this pattern
(Example: A letter is written by her.)

Object
am
past participle (V3)
by
Subject
is
are

Past Simple Tense
Active
Sentences in the active voice follow this pattern:
(Example:  She wrote a letter.)

Subject
past form of the verb (V2)
Object

Passive
However, sentences in the passive tense will follow this pattern
(Example: A letter was written by her.)

Object
was
past participle (V3)
by
Subject
were




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