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5 Tenses which Need a Second Clause - Two FREE Printable Worksheets

5 Tenses which Need a Second Clause – Two FREE Printable Worksheets

5 Tenses which Need a Second Clause – Two FREE Printable Worksheets

There are five tenses in English which require a second clause: Past Continuous, Past Perfect, and Past Perfect Continuous usually provide background information for a Past Simple clause, e.g.

pa con:
pa perf:
pa p.c.
I was driving to my parents’ home because I needed to borrow some tools.
I had driven to my parents’ home
but they weren’t in.
I had been driving to my parents’ home
when my car suddenly broke down.

The exasperated reply to each statement without a second clause might be: “So, what happened?”

In Future Perfect and Future Perfect Continuous it is usual to indicate the other time in a second clause:

fu perf:
fu p.c.
I will have made lunch by the time you read this message.
I will have been making lunch for two hours
when you get here.

Complete the sentences below with the given tense and conjunction or relative pronoun using the indicated topic. Then say which category the joining word belongs to.

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5 Tenses which Need a Second Clause – Part 1

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5 Tenses which Need a Second Clause – Part 1

5 Tenses which Need a Second Clause – Part 2

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5 Tenses which Need a Second Clause – Part 2

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Practice Passive Voice in Past Tenses - FREE Printable Worksheet

Practice Passive Voice in Past Tenses – FREE Printable Worksheet

Practice Passive Voice in Past Tenses

Passive voice = BE + PAST PARTICIPLE (3rd form).

Passive voice actions are done by people who are unknown or unimportant.

In past tenses and forms, passive voice is made as follows:

  • Past Simple Passive: The meeting was planned.
  • Past Continuous Passive: The meeting was being planned.
  • Past Perfect Passive: The meeting had been planned.
  • Past Perfect Continuous Passive: The meeting had been being planned. (rare)
  • Third Conditional Passive: If the meeting had been planned, I would have gone.
  • Mixed Conditional Passive 1 (past/pres): If the meeting had been planned, I’d be there now.
  • Mixed Conditional Passive 2 (pres/past): If the meeting was planned, I would have gone.
  • Modal Past Passive: The meeting could / would / had to / might be planned.
  • Modal Perfect Passive: It could’ve / would’ve / should’ve been planned.
  • going to (past): The meeting had been going to be planned.

We normally use passive voice in formal spoken and written contexts. We don’t normally use it to talk about everyday informal actions, e.g. I read a book today. = A book was read [by me] today.

Passive voice is most often seen / heard in the following contexts:

A. business English
B. creative arts
C. production
D. crime and punishment
E. natural disasters
F. invention / discovery
G. historical events
H. life story / obituary

Write sentences using the prompts. Embellish where possible. Say which context they belong to A-H:


Practice Passive Voice in Past Tenses

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Practice Passive Voice in Past Tenses

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