Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Passive Simple and Passive Past Simple


Here is a sample of an exercise that I wrote this past week for class.

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Name________________________ Date__________________________

Argentina thieves tunnel into Buenos Aires bank


Bank robbers in Argentina have tunnelled into a vault and emptied more than 100 safety deposit boxes, police say.
The robbery in Buenos Aires was only detected when bank staff returned to work after the new year weekend.
The thieves are thought to have spent six months digging a 30m (100ft) tunnel complete with lights and ventilation.
Alarms were heard several times overnight but police saw the doors of the bank were shut and took no further action.
Bank executives did not say how much was stolen as the contents of the deposit boxes are confidential.
Hundreds of angry clients were gathered outside the state-owned Banco Provincia branch in the Buenos Aires district of Belgrano to demand their savings and find out if their boxes were broken into.

Exercise:
  1. Find all the passive verbs Circle Present Simple Passive, Underline Past Simple Passive.
  2. Write your own passive sentence about this event:




Form of Passive :

Present Simple:


Write the sentences that your teacher dictates in this tense:









Form of Passive
Past Simple



Write the sentences that your teacher dictates in this tense:





1 comment:

Rachael English Classes said...

emptied - people stole everything .
Please empty the trash.
safety deposit boxes - place where people keep valuables that they don't want to keep at home.
ventilation. - a way to have new air.
confidential. - secret.

vault - a place that is protected, usually inside a bank, and that's where they put money and valuables.
virus vault where you can put virsus that are on your computer.
emptied - people stole everything .
Please empty the trash.
safety deposit boxes - place where people keep valuables that they don't want to keep at home.


Passive verb Present Tense
is are am + v3 (v2)
V2 is the regular past tense for regular verbs

examples of regular verbs:
walk - walked
jump jumped
If you have a regular verb you use the regular past tense.
If you have an irregular verb like these:
eat ate eaten
run ran run
swim swam swum
the you use the irregular 3rd form.
v1 is present tense
v2 past tense
v3 - participle
past tense we use was / were + v3 or if the verb is regular in the past tense (v2)

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