Summer English Lesson IV. Passive Voice

Hi students,

Welcome back to a new English lesson. Today we’re going to talk about the Passive Voice. So let’s get into work.

We use the passive when we are interested in what happens to somebody or something, not who or what does the action.


We form the passive by using verb BE + PAST PARTICIPLE.

The object of the active sentence becomes the subject of the passive sentence.


Active: Somebody cleans the office every day.

Passive: The office is cleaned every day.


  • If we want to give more information, we use By+ the agent. We use this structure to say who or what does the action and when it is important or unusual information. Do not use it when it is clear from the context.


Active: My friend John painted this picture.

Passive: This picture was painted by my friend John.


So, that’s all by now. I hope you enjoyed and understood this lesson. Don’t miss the following one.


Bye. Juanjo


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