Past Perfect Passive


Forming Past Perfect Passive


Affirmative FormObject + had + been + verb3 (past participle)
Question FormHad + object + been + verb3 (past participle) ?


Something had been done by someone before sometime in the past.

Active : The brave men had defended the city.
Passive: The city had been defended by the brave men.

Active : The little girl had broken the window.
Passive: The window had been broken by the little girl.

Active : Had Dorothy solved the problems?
Passive: Had the problems been solved by Dorothy.

Active : Those prisoners had robbed five banks.
Passive: Five banks had been robbed by those prisoners.


Quick Exercise


Put the following sentences into passive voice. (past perfect passive)

1. Dr. Richard had saved Silvia's life.
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2. The Americans had discovered another planet.
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3. Hospital staff hadn't accepted the injured man.
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4. Jerry had received the check just in time.
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5. Jim had received an anonymous gift.
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6. Who had designed the plan of that villa?
?

7. Firefighters had put out the fire successfully.
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