Present Simple Passive: Form

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Form: Present Simple Passive

For a full breakdown of the structure of the Present Simple Passive, please see Recognise: Present Simple Passive.


TO BE (Present Form) + PAST PARTICIPLE

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If you have problems forming the tense I propose this sequence, GO BACKWARDS!

  • BACKWARDS
  • First the Voice and then Aspects
    1. Take the tense to form, eg Past Perfect Passive of To FINISH
    2. What is the Passive of To FINISH? To BE finished
    3. What is the Perfect of To BE? To HAVE been finished
    4. TO HAVE BEEN FINISHED is the Perfect Passive of To Finish
  • Next going backwards is the MODAL,TENSE or STRUCTURE
    1. PAST Perfect Passive =
    2. HAD been finished
    3. CONDITIONAL Perfect Passive =
    4. WOULD have been finished
    5. PRESENT Perfect Passive =
    6. HAVE / HAS been finished
  • Next the PERSON
    • Now add the person, changing form where necessary
    • THEY + Past Perfect Passive
    • THEY HAD been finished
    • THEY + Conditional Perfect Passive
    • THEY WOULD have been finished
    • THEY + Present Perfect Passive
    • THEY HAVE been finished
  • M = MODIFY
    • Finally we look at the last modifiers:
    • Mood (indicative, interrogative, imperative)
    • Polarity (Positive or Negative)
    • Contractions (if you want a more informal style)
    • Changing where necessary.
    • Negative of They would come = THEY WOULDN'T COME
    • Question of We arrived = DID WE ARRIVE?
    • Negative Question of You should have come = SHOULD YOU NOT HAVE COME?

Forming the Present Simple Passive...


PERSON she
TYPE positive
VERB to take
Tense/Modal/Structure Present
ASPECT(s) Simple
VOICE Passive
BACKWARDS
PASSIVE TO BE TAKEN
SIMPLE TO BE taken
TENSE/ MODAL/ STRUCTURE
PRESENT AM/ARE/IS taken
PERSON
CONJUGATE SHE IS taken
MODIFY
NEGATIVE X
QUESTION X
ANSWER:
She is taken

PERSON It
TYPE Question
VERB To eat
Tense/Modal/Structure Present
ASPECT(s) Simple
VOICE Passive
BACKWARDS
PASSIVE TO BE EATEN
SIMPLE TO BE eaten
TENSE/ MODAL/ STRUCTURE
PRESENT AM/ARE/IS eaten
CONJUGATE IT IS eaten
MODIFY
NEGATIVE X
QUESTION IS IT eaten?
ANSWER:
Is it eaten?

PERSON They
TYPE Negative Question
VERB To cook
Tense/Modal/Structure Present
ASPECT(s) Simple
VOICE Passive
BACKWARDS
PASSIVE TO BE COOKED
SIMPLE TO BE cooked
TENSE/ MODAL/ STRUCTURE
PRESENT AM/ARE/IS cooked
PERSON
CONJUGATE THEY ARE cooked
MODIFY
NEGATIVE THEY AREN'T cooked
QUESTION AREN'T THEY cooked?
ANSWER:
Aren't they cooked?

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She
Negative
To Call
Present
Simple
Passive

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Answer


She isn't called
She is not called
She's not called

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