Exercises on passive voice

     

Passive size is used lớn express the idea of something or someone receiving an action or experiencing a particular event or effect.

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A modal verb is a type of auxiliary (helping) verb that has no meaning on its own but it modifies the main verb, changes its meaning và gives more details about the action.

We can use passive voice with modal verbs too.


Modal verbs in passive voice have different forms in the present, past and future.

Present form

The present size of the passive structure is:

affirmative: Subject + modal verb + be + past participle + …negative: Subject + modal verb + not + be + past participle + …interrogative: Modal verb + Subject + be + past participle + …?

Past form

The past form of the passive structure is:

affirmative: Subject + modal verb + have been + past participle + …negative: Subject + modal verb + not + have been + past participle + …interrogative: Modal verb + Subject + have been + past participle + …?

Future form

The future form of the passive structure is:

affirmative: Subject + modal verb + be + past participle/being + past participle + …negative: Subject + modal verb + not + be + past participle/being + past participle + …interrogative: Modal verb + Subject + be + past participle/being + past participle + …?
Your accessories may be stolen by thieves.Your accessories may not be stolen by thieves.May your accessories be stolen by thieves?A nice garden could have been obtained by maintenance.A nice garden couldn’t have been obtained by maintenance.Could a nice garden be obtained by maintenance?He will be given a short-sighted glasses by the doctor.He won’t be given a short-sighted glasses by the doctor.Will he be given a short-sighted glasses by the doctor?

Use


We can use also modal verbs in passive structures with the same general use of the modal verbs.

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Summary


We can use also modal verbs (can/could, may/might, must, shall/should, will/would) in passive structures.

This structure can be used in present, past và future forms. In the passive structures, the modal verb is followed by the verb khổng lồ be & the past participle of the main verb.

For example:— “The lost jewels could be found by the police.” = We use could in the past khổng lồ show the possibility the agent police had khổng lồ find the lost jewels. The focus is on the agent.— “The lost jewels could be found.” = We use could in the past khổng lồ show the possibility the subject the lost jewels had lớn be found. The focus is on the lost jewels.♦ “The police could find the lost jewels.” = In the active form the focus is on the subject the police & the modal verb is followed by an active verb, which shows the kích hoạt performed by the subject.

Let’s revise this content within the Form section. Take a look at the Example section that shows its use within a context.


We can use also modal verbs in passive structures. You can learn more about the passive forms by reading Passive Voice of Verbs, Agent in Passive Voice, Modal Verbs in Passive Voice and Verbs Not Used in Passive.

For better understanding:


Exercises


External links to Modal Verbs in Passive Voice exercises (565).

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