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									Active / Passive Verb Forms
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Active / Passive Overview

                   Active                          Passive

Simple             Once a week, Tom cleans         Once a week, the house is
Present            the house.                      cleaned by Tom.

Present            Right now, Sarah is writing     Right now, the letter is being
Continuous         the letter.                     written by Sarah.

Simple Past        Sam repaired the car.           The car was repaired by
                                                   Sam.

Past               The salesman was helping        The customer was being
Continuous         the customer when the thief     helped by the salesman when
                   came into the store.            the thief came into the store.

Present            Many tourists have visited      That castle has been visited
Perfect            that castle.                    by many tourists.

Present            Recently, John has been         Recently, the work has been
Perfect            doing the work.                 being done by John.
Continuous

Past Perfect       George had repaired many        Many cars had been repaired
                   cars before he received his     by George before he received
                   mechanic's license.             his mechanic's license.

Past Perfect       Chef Jones had been             The restaurant's fantastic
Continuous         preparing the restaurant's      dinners had been being
                   fantastic dinners for two       prepared by Chef Jones for
                   years before he moved to        two years before he moved to
                   Paris.                          Paris.

Simple Future      Someone will finish the         The work will be finished by
WILL               work by 5:00 PM.                5:00 PM.

Simple Future      Sally is going to make a        A beautiful dinner is going to
BE GOING TO        beautiful dinner tonight.       be made by Sally tonight.

Future             At 8:00 PM tonight, John will   At 8:00 PM tonight, the dishes
Continuous         be washing the dishes.          will be being washed by
WILL                                               John.
Future           At 8:00 PM tonight, John is    At 8:00 PM tonight, the dishes
Continuous       going to be washing the        are going to be being
BE GOING TO      dishes.                        washed by John.

Future Perfect   They will have completed       The project will have been
WILL             the project before the         completed before the
                 deadline.                      deadline.

Future Perfect   They are going to have         The project is going to have
BE GOING TO      completed the project          been completed before the
                 before the deadline.           deadline.

Future Perfect   The famous artist will have    The mural will have been
Continuous       been painting the mural for    being painted by the famous
WILL             over six months by the time    artist for over six months by
                 it is finished.                the time it is finished.

Future Perfect   The famous artist is going     The mural is going to have
Continuous       to have been painting the      been being painted by the
BE GOING TO      mural for over six months by   famous artist for over six
                 the time it is finished.       months by the time it is
                                                finished.

Used to          Jerry used to pay the bills.   The bills used to be paid by
                                                Jerry.

Would Always     My mother would always         The pies would always be
                 make the pies.                 made by my mother.

Future in the    I knew John would finish       I knew the work would be
Past             the work by 5:00 PM.           finished by 5:00 PM.
WOULD

Future in the    I thought Sally was going to   I thought a beautiful dinner
Past             make a beautiful dinner        was going to be made by
WAS GOING TO     tonight.                       Sally tonight.

								
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