Passive-Active comparisons

It’s really useful to have a reference guide to how to use the passive in a large variety of tense constructions. So here you have it. There are passive and active equivalents and then at the back there is a comparison with English and German.

Passive_table

(Adapted from: http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/activepassive.html)

Note that there is nothing about when to use it, only the correct form, but as far as I can tell so far, it’s more or less the same in both English and German. Correct me if I’m wrong about that 🙂

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About Robert D. E. Senior

Fully qualified and experienced Professional English teacher / trainer UK native speaker BA (hons, first class) Linguistics and TEFL 15 years experience in UK, Spain and Austria FCE - CAE - CPE - BEC V - BEC H - TOEFL - IELTS Business, Academic and General English
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