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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