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Passive Voice

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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).

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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.

Negative sentence:
The reports were not sent last week.

Question:
Are these products made in Japan?

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