6D; advanced passive

The passive

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The passive

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add a form of 'to be' + past participle of the active verb

A:  I walk the dog
P:  The dog is walked

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Active or Passive?
Alan teaches geography.

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Many questions were asked.

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The door was shut with a big bang.

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more complicated??
1- modals  (can , could, should, etc)
2- more verbs in one sentence (promise, help, enjoy, love) 
3- passive reporting structure

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1. Passive with modals
He should have been told to stay at home. 
You might be surprised by him.

Works the same as regular passive, just add a modal

Beware: Don't forget to use the same tense in the passive as in the active sentence

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You should answer the easy questions first.
Turn into a passive sentence: The easy questions......

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They could feel the earthquake 20 km away.

Passive: the earthquake .......

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2. More verbs in one sentence
Unit 2: infinitives and - ing forms (gerund) 
I hope to be told what to do during the test. 
I dislike being given presents.

The 'to be' needed for the passive is put in the infinitive form or gerund form. 
always followed by to inifinitive
dislike is always followed by an - ing form (gerund)

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He denied ________ ('to be' + offer) a bribe
Deny is always followed by -ing form/gerund

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He wants _______ ('to be' + send) home.
want is followed by a to infinitive

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3. Passive reporting structure

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options with reporting verbs
--> It + reporting verb in the passive  +  that
It is assumed that girls are better in maths than boys.
--> Subject +  reporting verb in the passive + to infinitive
Girls are claimed to understand maths better. 
--> There +  reporting verb in the passive + to infinitive(to have + infinitive for past events) 
There is expected to be a bonfire late at night.  

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It _______ ('to be'+ believe + that) the virus is no longer in the country.

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We __________('to be'+ suppose+ 'to be') living under strict rules until the virus is gone.

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There ________ a lot of confusion about certain rules; which ones do we follow?
seems to be
seems to being
seems to have been

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