The Passive Voice



The Passive Voice :



The Passive Participle form is used for all of the Passive Voice tenses.

The Passive Participle form for most regular verbs is identical to the Past Tense form.

Her name was added to the list. After a consonant, add “ed.”

The meeting was not very well attended. After a consonant, add “ed.”

Those outrageous statements simply cannot be believed.
After a vowel, add “d.”

Before we have improvements, some things have to be changed.
After a vowel, add “d.”

The flu outbreak could not be contained.
After a consonant, add “ed.”

The charges against my defendant were dropped.
In this single-syllable word ending in a single consonant letter, the final consonant is doubled before adding “ed” for the Past Tense form.

You may be excused.
After a vowel, add “d.”

These mountain ranges were formed millions of years ago.
After a consonant, add “ed.”

Your word should not be given lightly.
This is an irregular verb.

It could not be helped.
After a consonant, add “ed.”

I hope that next semester your grades can be improved.
After a vowel, add “d.”

These socks were knit / knitted by his grandmother.
This verb has two acceptable Past Tense forms and Participles.
In the second instance, the final consonant of a one-syliable word is doubled before adding “ed.”

The losses were limited by the quick response of the emergency crew.
After a consonant, add “ed."

These toys on the floor will have to be moved.
After a vowel, add “d."

Do you know whose permission has to be obtained!
After a consonant, add “ed.”

The boys were quizzed on the accident.
Sometimes the preceding consonant is doubled in words of a single syllable.

The deficits should be reduced in the next five years.
After a vowel, add “d."

How do you wish to be remembered?
After a consonant, add “ed."

The carpets can be shampooed for better results.
After a stressed vowel or vowels, add “ed."

The country was well served by the general.
After a vowel, add “d.”

We were treated to homemade ice cream cones.
After a consonant, add “ed.”

The patient was turned over onto her side.
After a consonant, add “ed.”

How many gallons of fuel were used for the trip?
After a vowel, add “d.”

Do you think the Olympics will be watched in many nations?
After a consonant, add “ed.”

Can those documents be xeroxed before the meeting?
After a consonant, add “ed.”

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