The Passive Voice By Laécio Miranda
The Passive Voice A voz passiva é um recurso utilizado quando queremos enfatizar uma ação e não quem a fez. Voz ativa: Nobody knew the answer. Voz passiva: The answer was not known.
The Passive Voice Quando o agente da passiva, ou seja, o executor da ação, for mensionado, ele será precedido pela preposição BY: Voz ativa: The Supreme Court abolished racial segregation. Voz passiva: Racial segregation was abolished by the Supreme Court.
The Passive Voice Voz ativa: Pilate ordered the execution of Jesus. Voz passiva: The execution of Jesus was ordered by Pilate.
The Passive Voice Na passagem da voz ativa para a voz passiva ocorrem as seguintes transformações: ► O objeto da voz ativa torna-se o sujeito da voz passiva. ► O verbo to be (sempre constante na voz passiva) é usado no tempo em que estiver o verbo principal na voz ativa.
The Passive Voice ► Verbo principal da voz ativa é sempre usado no particípio passado na voz passiva. ► Quando o sujeito da voz ativa for um subject pronoun (I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they), o agente da passiva corresponde a ele será um object pronoun (me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them).
The Passive Voice Observe os exemplos: Tempo Verbal Voz ativa Voz passiva Simple Present They make protests. Protests are made by them. Simple Past They made protests. Protests were made by them. Simple Future They will make protests. Protests will be made by them. Pres. Continuous They are making protests. Protests are being made by them. Past Continuous They were making protests. Protests were being made by them. Immed. Future They are going to make protests. Protests are going to be made by them. Present Perfect They have made protests. Protests have been made by them. Past Perfect They had made protests. Protests had been made by them. Conditional They would make protests. Protests would be made by them. Cond. Perfect They would have made protests. Protests would have been made by them.
The Passive Voice Exercises 01 – Rewrite the following sentences in the passive voice by omitting the passive agent. A) People speak English in New Zealand. English is spoken in New Zealand. B) A thief stole her purse. Her purse was stolen. C) We would look for new treatments. New treatments would be looked for.
The Passive Voice 02 - Rewrite the sentences below in the passive voice. Add the passive agent. A) The government built a new road there. A new road was built there by the government. B) Botanists have declared extinct many species. Many species have been declared extinct by botanists. C) Chemists will find out solutions for the cars of tomorrow. Solutions for the cars of tomorrow will be found out by chemists.
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