English Grammar - Passive Speech (Intermediate level)
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First, this online English course will introduce you to the active and passive form of English sentences. You will learn that in the active voice who know who the subject is, but in the passive voice you see what happens but not who does it. You will learn how to form passive English sentences using 'by', as well as how to compare active and passive sentences. You will also learn that the form of the verb changes in active and passive sentences in the present tense.
Next, you will study how to use English verb forms in active and passive sentences in the past tense. The free English course will also teach you how to use the verb 'get' instead of 'be' in the passive to describe actions. You will learn that 'to have (something) done' means you do not do it yourself, and that the verb comes after the object in 'have/had (done)' sentences. You will also study how to use the verb 'supposed'.
This English grammar course is outlined in an easy-to-follow manner that is fun and engaging. By the end of the course you will clearly understand the difference between active and passive English sentences, and will have also developed your English listening skills through the course's audio recordings of native English speakers. So check out the course today and start enhancing your English skills even further.Start Course Now
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Define the difference between active and passive sentences and give examples.
- Explain the various forms of verbs in Passive sentences and why verbs come after the object.
- Review how the form of the verb changes/does not change position in active and passive sentences.
- Describe the use of the past participle in passive sentences and give an example using the verb 'suppose'.
- Justify how we can have two objects with a verb in a passive sentence.
- Summarize how we can use the verb 'get' instead of 'be' in the Passive.
- Trace the use of the verb 'to get' in different expressions.
- Analyse how to have (something) done means you do not do it yourself and be able to give examples that mean the opposite.
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