Passive Voice for intermediate learners
Understanding the passive voice is important. The passive voice is used often by native English speakers. It's used both in formal and informal situations.
What Is Passive Voice?
The normal order of a sentence is 'subject + verb + (object) +, etc.' When we use 'passive voice', the order changes.
In passive voice, the focus is on the action not on the doer of the action. So, it is not important to know the doer of the action. Compare these examples.
Transitive verbs need objects to have full meaning. Passive sentences are only formed with transitive verbs. Compare the examples:
Forming Passive Voice
To make a passive sentence, all you have to do is to put the object as the subject of the sentence. Then use the proper form of be verb (am, is, are, was, were) followed by the past participle of the main verb.
Check out the examples:
The baker The man She