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Passive Voice

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When we want to give more importance to the action, rather than the subject, we use what is known as the passive voice. The passive is formed using the auxiliary verb “to be” and the past participle of the principal verb. The passive voice can be used with all verb tenses, as demonstrated in the table below.

Verb Tense Example(s)
present simple is built
present continuous is being built
past simple was built
past continuous was being built
present perfect simple has been built
present perfect continuous has been being built
past perfect simple had been built
past perfect continuous had been being built
future will be built, is going to be built
modal verbs can/may/should/must be built