The Tenses - Free english lesson
Chapter The Passive Voice


We can use the passive in all the tenses. The tense of the passive sentence depends on the tense used in order to form the active sentence.
He was caught by the policemen. We use the Past Tense Simple in order to form this sentence.
He is punished by his teacher. We use the Present Tense Simple in order to form this sentence.

Here is a revising table of tenses used in order to turn a sentence from active into passive :

Active FormPassive form
Sarah helps MiaMia is helped by Sarah
Sarah is helping MiaMia is being helped by Sarah
Sarah helped MiaMia was helped by Sarah
Sarah was helping MiaMia was being helped by Sarah
Sarah has helped MiaMia has been helped by Sarah
Sarah had helped MiaMia had been helped by Sarah
Sarah will help MiaMia will be helped by Sarah



Progress in english with the story of the Lacoste family.
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