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questions with the passive voice

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Hello everybody In this video we are going to see how to create questions using the passive voice First, let's remember how do we create the passive voice We have this sentence "The CCTV cameras record the crimes" Which is in the active voice So, to pass it to the passive voice We first, identify the subject The CCTV cameras Then the verb: "record" And the object: "the crimes" So we put the object at the beginning of the sentence Then we follow using the TO BE verb In the proper way So "are" in this case, because "record" is in the present simple And "the crimes" is plural Then, we use the past participle of the verb: "recorded" in this case Remember that the past participle is the third column of the verbs and that, in the case of regular verbs, like "record" we just have to add an "ed" at the end, ok? And then we follow by using "by" And we finish adding the subject at the end So "the crimes are recorded by the CCTV cameras" Let's see another example "The burglar stole the famous painting" So we find the subject, the verb and the object We put the object at the beginning of the sentence Then, we use the TO BE verb "was", in this case, because STOLE is in the past And "the famous painting" is singular Then, we use the past participle of the verb "stolen" is the past participle of "steal" And we finish adding "by" and the subject Ok, very good Now, let's see how do we create the questions with the passive voice "The crimes are recorded by the CCTV cameras" This is a sentence in the passive voice already so we identify the TO BE verb And we put it at the beginning of the sentence and, after that, we add the rest of the sentence the crimes recorded by the CCTV cameras "Are the crimes recorded by the CCTV cameras?" Let's see another one "The famous painting was stolen by the burglar" We identify the TO BE verb In this case, WAS We put it at the beginning of the sentence And we add the rest of the sentence, ok? "Was the famous painting stolen by the burglar?" Ok But what if we want to ask WHEN, WHERE, HOW WHAT, WHY or this type of questions? We just have to add this particle At the beginning of the sentence Before of the verb TO BE So "when are the crimes recorded by the CCTV cameras?" for example or "how was the famous painting stolen by the burglar?" And now let's see an especial case because remember that we can use the passive voice when when we don't know, who committed the action who made the action or who was the subject "the bank was robbed last night" we don't know who robbed the bank, ok? now we want to ask, who robbed it so, how do we do it? we start by using WHO Then we follow using the TO BE verb like in the rest of questions we continue with the object then the verb and we finish adding the preposition BY "Who was the bank robbed by?" In this case, because we have "last night" we could add it at the end of the sentence ok? but it's not necessary "Who was the bank robbed by last night"? So this is how we ask who made the action using the passive voice Let's see some examples we have to complete these questions with the passive voice so, what do we need at the beginning? we need the TO BE verb And then we need the participle of the verbs So, souvenirs, which is in plural and it's in the present, ok? are souvenirs, sell, the past participle? sold at the museum? then, "where is the museum situated?" when the museum open we can imagine that the museum didn't open now so it has to be in the past when was the museum opened? can tickets... buy on the internet the can questions are especial because can is already the verb and it already gives as the tense so we need the TO BE verb but in the infinitive form and it has to be before of the participle, ok? this case is special so can tickets be, and then the participle of buy, "bought" on the internet and the last one photography allow in the museum? Is photography allowed in the museum? Let's see some other examples we have these sentences and we have to put them in the correct order to form the questions so let's first remember that we always put the WHY, WHAT, WHERE and that kind of particles at the beginning so why, then the to be verb WAS the object, THE CRIMINAL the verb, SENT and TO PRISON we don't know who did it so we don't put it WHEN, then to be, WERE the object, THE BANKS and the verb, ROBBED? In the next one we have BY and WHO so it has to be a question like the one we have seen asking who has made the action so remember WHO, then TO BE WAS the object, THE MAN the verb, KILLED BY who was the man killed by? we are asking who killed the man and the last one questions with WHAT are asking about the OBJECT so that means that we are not going to have the object in the question ok? we are going to have: the subject, the verb and the to be but we don't have the object so the order would be: WHAT, then the to be, IS We don't have the object so we continue with the verb what is recorded and then, we finish with the subject by the CCTV cameras? what is recorded by the CCTV cameras? so, that was it I hope that you have understood everything Now, you just have to practice a little bit, ok? GOOD BYE!

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Posted by: pandapower9 on Apr 10, 2016

This is a video explaining how to form questions using the passive voice in the present and past simple

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