Week 12 – Passive Voice (Future)

PASSIVE VOICE – FUTURE ACTIONS

There are 2 ways to describe passive voice for future actions

Changing Simple Future and Continuous future Sentences to Passive

1. Simple Future Sentences

[Subject (P) or (S)] + [Vf] + [Vs.pr(p)]

Vf = Futufre Verb, eg : Can, Will, Must, Should, May, Might

Vs.pr (p) = take (Verb – simple present plural), S = Singular, P = Plural

Examples :

  • I can go there tomorrow
  • She can go there tomorrow

2. Future Continuous Sentences

[ I ] + [ Vf ] + [ be ] + [ Vc ]

[ Subject (S) ] + [ Vf ] + [ be ] + [ Vc ]

[ Subject (P) ] + [ Vf ] + [ be ] + [ Vc ]

Vc = Continuous Verb, eg : taking, S = Singular, P = Plural

Note : Where necessary, will be can also be replaced with : can be, should be, must be, would be etc

Examples :

  • eg : I will be taking, She will be taking
  • eg : They will be taking

Passive Statement / Answer

Both Simple future and Continuous future change to the following :

[I] + [Vf] + [be] + [Vp]

[Subject (S)] + [Vf] + [be] + [Vp]

[Subject (P)] + [Vf] + [be] + [Vp]

Eg : Passive / Active

  • I will be fetched (by my sister) / My sister will fetch me
  • She will be fetched by her father / Her father will fetch her
  • They will be fetched by their parents / Their parents will fetch them
  • The seminar will be conducted by me / I will be conducting the seminar
  • The seminar will be conducted by her / She will be conducting the seminar
  • The seminar will be conducted by them / they will be conducting a seminar

Passive Question :

[Vf] + [I] + [be] + [Vp]

[Vf] + [Subject (S)] + [be] + [Vp]

[Vf] + [Subject (P)] + [be] + [Vp]

Eg : Passive / Active

  • Will I be fetched by her? / Will she fetch me?
  • Will she be fetched by her father? / Will her father fetch her?
  • Will they be fetched by their parents? / Will their parents  fetch her?
  • Will I be invited by her? / Will she be inviting me?
  • Will she be invited by them? / Will they be inviting her?
  • Will they be invited by her? / Will she be inviting them?

Changing Future Continuous + Simple sentences to Passive

3. Future Continuous + Simple Sentences

[I] + [am] + [going to] + [Vs.pr(p)]

[Subject (S)] + [is] + [going to] + [Vs.pr(p)]

[Subject (P)] + [are] + [going to] + [Vs.pr(p)]

Vs.p r(p)= Simple present (plural) Verb, eg : take, S = Singular, P = Plural

  • eg : I am going to take
  • eg : She is going to take
  • eg : they are going to take

Passive Statement / Answer

[I] + [am] + [going to be] + [Vp]

[Subject (S)] + [is] + [going to be] +[Vp]

[Subject (P)] + [are] + [going to be] + [Vp]

Eg : Passive / Active

  • I am going to be promoted soon / They are going to promote me soon
  • She is going to be promoted soon / They are going to promote her soon
  • They are going to be promoted soon / He is going to promote them soon

Passive Question :

[Am] + [I] + [going to be] + [Vp]

[Is] + [Subject (S)] + [going to be] +[Vp]

[Are] + [Subject (P)] + [going to be] + [Vp]

Eg : Passive / Active

  • Am I going to be promoted soon? / Are they going to promote me soon?
  • Is she going to be promoted soon? / Are they going to promote her soon?
  • Are they going to be promoted soon? / Is he going to promote them soon?

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