The passive voice is very often used in English.
- It is created by using the following: to be + past participle (the third form of a verb).
The letter was written yesterday.
Ice hockey is palyed in many countries.
- In the present and past tenses, the passive voice can be in progressive form: to be + being + past participle.
The house is being built.
The house was being built.
- The preposition by in connection with the passive voice points out to an agent of the action.
The window was broken by a stone.
The new supermarket will be built by a local construction company.
The reports were not sent last week.
Are these products made in Japan?
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