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Present Simple Passive: Recognise

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Recognise & Form: Present Simple Passive


Structures of Present Simple Passive

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

TO BE (Present Form) + PAST PARTICIPLE

Positive Structures
indicative You are assigned
indicative contracted They're made
interrogative Are we employed?
imperative Be seen!
1st person singular indicative I am taught
1st person singular indicative contracted I'm flown
1st person singular interrogative Am I freed?
3rd person singular indicative It is transported
3rd person singular indicative contracted She's taken
3rd person singular interrogative Is he assessed?
Positive Structures with Modal
indicative with modal He could be corrected
interrogative with modal Could it be mended?

Negative Structures
indicative They are not bought
indicative contracted (1) We're not broadcasted
indicative contracted (2) You aren't interviewed
interrogative Are they not produced?
interrogative contracted (1) Aren't we taken?
imperative Don't be trapped!
1st person singular indicative I am not booked
1st person singular indicative contracted I'm not promoted
1st person singular interrogative Am I not helped?
1st person singular interrogative contracted Aren't I reported?
3rd person singular indicative She is not emailed
3rd person singular indicative contracted (1) He's not filmed
3rd person singular indicative contracted (2) It isn't watered
3rd person singular interrogative Is she not attacked?
3rd person singular interrogative contracted Isn't he paid?
Negative Structures with Modal
indicative with modal I could not be pushed
indicative with modal contracted He couldn't be found
interrogative with modal Could she not be used?
interrogative with modal contracted Couldn't it be cut?

Let's Practice Recognising the Present Simple Passive

Recognise the Verb


Are the children taught music every day?

Modal / Tense

Present / to TEACH

'First' Infinitive?

to be taught

Be + Past Participle?

Yes, = PASSIVE
Next infinitive = to be

Be + -ING?

No

Have + Past Participle?

No

Answer

To Teach
Present
Simple
Passive


Recognise the Verb


She can't be watched all day.

Modal / Tense

CAN (+ PRESENT) / to WATCH

'First' Infinitive?

to be watched

Be + Past Participle?

Yes, = PASSIVE
Next infinitive = to be

Be + -ING?

No

Have + Past Participle?

No

Answer

To Watch
Can + Present
Simple
Passive


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Question


Nowadays we aren't given those opportunities.

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


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Answer


To Give
Present
Simple
Passive

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