Simple Present Passive

Forming Simple Present Passive

Affirmative FormObject + am / is / are + verb3 (past participle)
Question FormAm / Is / Are + Object + verb3 (past participle) ?

Something is done by someone regularly / everyday / as expected...

Active : The gardener waters the flowers every evening.
Passive: The flowers are watered by the gardener every evening.

Active : Helen doesn't drink anything in parties.
Passive: Nothing is drunk by Helen in parties.

Active : Who sells umbrellas?
Passive: Who are umbrellas sold by?

Active : My mother doesn't paint the walls.
Passive: The walls aren't painted by my mother.

Quick Exercise

Put the following sentences into passive voice.

1. Many people read this writer's articles.

2. Jackie milks the cows every morning.

3. Benny never understands the new teacher.

4. Everybody loves chocolate.

5. Kids always eat candies.

6. The American people elect the members of Congress.

7. Does the mechanic check the brakes regularly?

Correctness =
Correct answers:
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