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Passive   (advanced forms)



Present perfect

Active: The city council has recently announced an increase in the council tax.

Passive: An increase in the council tax has been announced by the city council.

Form:

have/has + been + past participle or regular verb + ed

Examples:

Active: Someone has told us to wait here until further notice.

Passive: We have been told to wait here until further notice.

Active: They haven't repaired my car yet.

Passive: My car hasn't been repaired yet.

Active: They have cancelled the concert.

Passive: The concert has been cancelled.


Past perfect

Active: They had done it before we arrive to the cottage.

Passive: It had been done before we arrived to the cottage.

Form:

had + been + past participle or regular verb + ed

Examples:

Active: He had finished cooking before the game started on TV.

Passive: The cooking had been finished before the game started on TV.

Active: I had sent that email before I left work yesterday evening.

Passive: That email had been sent before I left work yesterday evening.

Active: We had asked you for your opinion before we distributed this report.

Passive: You had been asked for your opinion before we distributed this report.


Future perfect

Active: Our team will have finished this report by the end of next week.

Passive: This report will have been finished by the end of next week.

Form:

will + have been + past participle or regular verb + ed

Examples:

Active: I will have ordered it before you come back from your holiday.

Passive : It will have been ordered before you come back from your holiday.

Active: It will have been 13 years this year since we got married.

Passive: We will have been married for 13 years this year.

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