Passive Voice With Modals
Forming Passives With Modals
|Affirmative Form||Object + may, must, can, could, ought to, should + be + verb3|
|Question Form||Must, may, can, should, might + object + be + verb3 (past participle)|
Something must / can / should... be done by someone at sometime.
Active : Our English teacher may give an exam today.
Passive: An exam may be given by our English teacher today.
Active : Thomas has written many books.
Passive: Many books have been written by Thomas.
Active : Do you have to pay the bill before leaving the restaurant?
Passive: Does the bill have to be paid before leaving the restaurant?
Active : Juan can give them some information about the job.
Passive: Some information can be given about the job by Juan.
Passive2: They can be given some information about the JOB by Juan.
Active : You must obey the traffic rules.
Passive: The traffic rules must be obeyed.
Quick ExercisePut the following sentences into passive voice. (Modals)