Sunday, May 11, 2014

Passive Form Worksheet --Present Simple



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[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.]


 
Active versus Passive

Match the words from the box to the blanks below.
am, are, by,  is, object,  subject, V1, V3

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.)









Note:  Verbs without an ____________ cannot be put in the passive.
Example:   He walks.
Not  It is walked by him.



Active versus Passive--Answers

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

Subject
V1
Object

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

Object
am
V3
by
Subject
is
are


Note:  Verbs without an  object_ cannot be put in the passive.
Example:   He walks.
Not  It is walked by him.



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