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Past Simple Passive: Form

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Form: Past Simple Passive

For a full breakdown of the structure of the Past Simple Passive, please see Recognise: Past Simple Passive.


TO BE (Past Form) + PAST PARTICIPLE

It was studied


Forming the Past Simple Passive...


Form the verb


She
Positive
To Take

Using
Past
Simple
Passive

1. Conjugate

Past Simple Passive
Verb to Form = To Take
"GO BACKWARDS"

take + PASSIVE =
be TAKEN
Verb to Form = To Be

be + PAST SIMPLE=
WAS/WERE taken

2. Person

+ SHE =
SHE WAS taken

3. Version

+ POSITIVE (Normal) =
She was taken

Form the verb


It
Question
To Eat

Using
Past
Simple
Passive

1. Conjugate

Past Simple Passive
Verb to Form = To Eat
"GO BACKWARDS"

eat + PASSIVE =
be EATEN
Verb to Form = To Be

be + PAST SIMPLE=
WAS/WERE eaten

2. Person

+ IT =
IT WAS eaten

3. Version

+ QUESTION =
WAS IT eaten?
Was it eaten?

Form the verb


They
Negative Question
To Cook

Using
Past
Simple
Passive

1. Conjugate

Past Simple Passive
Verb to Form = To Cook
"GO BACKWARDS"

cook + PASSIVE =
be COOKED
Verb to Form = To Be

be + PAST SIMPLE=
WAS/WERE cooked

2. Person

+ THEY =
THEY WERE cooked

3. Version

+ NEGATIVE =
They WEREN'T cooked
+ QUESTION =
WEREN'T THEY cooked?
Weren't they cooked?

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Question


You
Positive
To Watch

Using
Past
Simple
Passive

Make the Verb!


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Answer


You were watched

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