Use of the passive voice

The Passive voice

The passive voice is formed as follows
Auxilary ‘be’ in the same tense as the verb of the active+past participle of the verb.

1- Simple present
The helicopter brings food to the refugees every week.
…………………………………………………………………………………………….

2- Simple Past
They launched an anti-smoking campaign in the media recently.
………………………………………………………………………………………………….

3- Present Perfect
American people have elected obama new president of America.
………………………………………………………………………………………………….

4- Present continous
Rich countries are not doing anything to eradicate poverty.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………

5- With modals ( can,should,will,would …..)
you must rewrite this report.It’s full of mistakes.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………

6- when we have two objects
Issam offered his fiance Nariman a novel for Najib Mahfoud.
Object1 object2
a-………………………………………………………………………………………
b- ……………………………………………………………………………………..

7- used with General ideas : It is ……………………that ………………
* some people consider that high speed is the main cause of accidents.
It is ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

* peole say that the United Nations should be dismantled.
It is ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

* Note that sometimes it’s impossible to change to the passive form when there is an indirect object.
Example : I am setting off to Rabat next week.

The Passive voice ( Activity)

1-    The Security Council held a meeting last night to discuss theGazaissue.

2-    The United Nations will /should send more UNIFEL forces to the Israeli borders.

3-    The Alarabita channel covers with professionalism the war onGaza.

4-    The Iraqi court is considering the case of the Journalist who threw shoes at G.w Bush.

5-    Assala Nassri has cancelled a concert inLebanonto show her compassion for theGazapopulation.

6-    The Resolutions of the United Nations are going to be presented to the two conflicting sides Hamass andIsrael.

7-    People believe that my cousin  is a coward and betrayer.

8-    People consider that the new American Administration will be more peaceful.

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9-    The Security Council held a meeting last night to discuss theGazaissue.

10- The United Nations will /should send more UNIFEL forces to the Israeli borders.

11- The Alarabita channel covers with professionalism the war onGaza.

12- The Iraqi court is considering the case of the Journalist who threw shoes at G.w Bush.

13- Assala Nassri has cancelled a concert inLebanonto show her compassion for theGazapopulation.

14- The Resolutions of the United Nations are going to be presented to the two conflicting sides Hamass andIsrael.

15- People believe that my cousin is a coward and betrayer.

16- People consider that the new American Administration will be more peaceful.

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17- The Security Council held a meeting last night to discuss theGazaissue.

18- The United Nations will /should send more UNIFEL forces to the Israeli borders.

19- The Alarabita channel covers with professionalism the war onGaza.

20- The Iraqi court is considering the case of the Journalist who threw shoes at G.w Bush.

21- Assala Nassri has cancelled a concert inLebanonto show her compassion for theGazapopulation.

22- The Resolutions of the United Nations are going to be presented to the two conflicting sides Hamass andIsrael.

23- People believe that my cousin is a coward and betrayer.

24- People consider that the new American Administration will be more peaceful.

 

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