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Past Perfect Simple Passive: Recognise

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Recognise & Form: Past Perfect Simple Passive


Structures of Past Perfect Simple Passive

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

HAD + BEEN + PAST PARTICIPLE

Positive Structures
indicative You had been invited
indicative contracted They'd been transported
interrogative Had we been called?
imperative NOT APPLICABLE

Negative Structures
indicative They had not been built
indicative contracted (1) You'd not been contacted
indicative contracted (2) I hadn't been promoted
interrogative Had they been produced?
imperative NOT APPLICABLE

RECOGNISE: Past Perfect Simple Passive

Recognise the Verb


She hadn't been taken anywhere special that day.

Modal / Tense & main VERB

PAST / to TAKE

'First' Infinitive?

To have been taken

Be + Past Participle?

Yes, = PASSIVE
Next infinitive = to have been

Be + -ING?

No

Have + Past Participle?

Yes, = PERFECT
Next infinitive = to have

Answer

To Take
Past
Perfect
Passive


RECOGNISE: Past Perfect Simple Passive

Recognise the Verb


Hadn't they all been sold by that point?

Modal / Tense & main VERB

PAST / to SELL

'First' Infinitive?

To have been sold

Be + Past Participle?

Yes, = PASSIVE
Next infinitive = to have been

Be + -ING?

No

Have + Past Participle?

Yes, = PERFECT
Next infinitive = to have

Answer

To Sell
Past
Perfect
Passive


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Question


She has been given that before.

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


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Answer


To Give
Present
Perfect Simple
Passive

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