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Conditional Passive: Recognise

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Recognise & Form: Conditional Passive


Structures of Conditional Passive

Let's first have a look at the structure of the Conditional Passive in terms of the various grammatical moods (indicative, interrogative, imperative) and in terms of polarity (positive and negative).

WOULD + BE + PAST PARTICIPLE

Positive Structures
indicative You would be accepted
indicative contracted They'd be preferred
interrogative Would we be invited?
imperative NOT APPLICABLE

Negative Structures
indicative They would not be considered
indicative contracted (1) We'd not be sent
indicative contracted (2) It wouldn't be allowed
interrogative Would they be produced?
imperative NOT APPLICABLE

RECOGNISE: Conditional Passive

Recognise the Verb


Would we be arrested or not?

Modal / Tense & main VERB

WOULD (CONDITIONAL) / to ARREST

'First' Infinitive?

to be arrested

Be + Past Participle?

Yes, = PASSIVE
Next infinitive = to be

Be + -ING?

No

Have + Past Participle?

No

Answer

To Arrest
WOULD (CONDITIONAL)
Simple
Passive


Recognise the Verb


It wouldn't be given just to any old person.

Modal / Tense & main VERB

WOULD (CONDITIONAL) / to GIVE

'First' Infinitive?

to be given

Be + Past Participle?

Yes, = PASSIVE
Next infinitive = to be

Be + -ING?

No

Have + Past Participle?

No

Answer

To Give
WOULD (CONDITIONAL)
Simple
Passive


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Wouldn't you be quizzed by your teacher?

VERB?
Tense/Modal/Structure
ASPECT(s)
VOICE


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Answer


To Quiz
Would (Conditional)
Simple
Passive

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