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Present Perfect Simple Passive: Recognise

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Recognise & Form: Present Perfect Simple Passive


Structures of Present Perfect Simple Passive

Let's first have a look at the structure of the Present Perfect Simple Passive in terms of the various grammatical moods (indicative, interrogative, imperative) and in terms of polarity (positive and negative). And also: third person form where different, and with a modal (here: could).

TO HAVE (Present Form) + BEEN + PAST PARTICIPLE

Positive Structures
indicative I have been visited
indicative contracted You've been fired
interrogative Have we been invited?
imperative NOT APPLICABLE
3rd person singular indicative It has been recorded
3rd person singular indicative contracted She's been employed
3rd person singular interrogative Has he been taken?
Positive Structures with Modal
indicative with modal I could have been killed
indicative with modal contracted You could've been fed
interrogative with modal Could he have been promoted?

Negative Structures
indicative They have not been bought
indicative contracted (1) We've not been understood
indicative contracted (2) You haven't been accepted
interrogative Have I not been investigated?
interrogative contracted (1) Haven't you been tested?
imperative NOT APPLICABLE
3rd person singular indicative She has not been allowed
3rd person singular indicative contracted (1) He's not been filmed
3rd person singular indicative contracted (2) It hasn't been touched
3rd person singular interrogative Has she not been elected?
3rd person singular interrogative contracted Hasn't it been paid?
Negative Structures with Modal
indicative with modal I could not have been asked
indicative with modal contracted He couldn't have been told
interrogative with modal Could she not have been allowed?
interrogative with modal contracted Couldn't it have been broken?

RECOGNISE: Present Perfect Simple Passive

Recognise the Verb


She can't have been allowed.

Modal / Tense & main VERB

CAN (+ PRESENT) / to ALLOW

'First' Infinitive?

to have been allowed

Be + Past Participle?

Yes, = PASSIVE
Next infinitive = to have been

Be + -ING?

No

Have + Past Participle?

Yes, = PERFECT
Next infinitive = to have

Answer

To Allow
CAN + Present
Perfect
Passive


Recognise the Verb


Haven't they been sold?

Modal / Tense & main VERB

PRESENT / 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
Present
Perfect
Passive


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Test Your Knowledge!

Question


Unsurprisingly, you haven't been invited.

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


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Answer


To Invite
Present
Perfect Simple
Passive

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