English Grammar - Passive Speech (Intermediate level)
Learn how to use active and passive forms of English speech with this free online intermediate English grammar course.Publisher: Advance Learning
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This grammar course introduces you to the active and passive form of English sentences. The active voice identifies its subject immediately but the passive voice reveals the action but often conceals who performs it. We explain how to form passive English sentences using 'by' and compare them to their active tense counterparts. We establish how the choice of active or passive speech changes the form of verbs in the present tense.
The course then covers how to use English verb forms in active and passive sentences in the past tense. We teach you how to use the verb 'get' instead of 'be' to describe actions in passive voice. You will learn that 'to have something done' means you do not do it yourself and that the verb comes after the object in such sentences. We also study how to use the verb 'supposed'.
This English speaking course uses exercises and examples to teach in an easy-to-follow manner. It lays out the differences between active and passive English sentences step by step to help you understand the grammatical rules governing both. We also help you polish your English listening skills and pronunciation through our audio recordings of native English speakers. Sign up to take your English forward.Start Course Now
Intermediate Level English Grammar - Passive Speech: Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Passive
Verbs and Tenses
Be and Get
Intermediate Level English Grammar - Passive Speech: Course Summary
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Lay out the differences between active and passive sentences and provide examples
- Identify the various forms of verbs used in passive sentences and explain why they come after the object
- Break down how the form of the verb changes position or not in active and passive sentences
- Describe the use of the past participles 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 passive voice
- Discuss the use of the verb 'to get' in different expressions
- Explain how ‘to have something done’ means you do not do it yourself and provide examples that mean the opposite
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