Practice Passive Voice in Future Tenses
Passive voice = BE + PAST PARTICIPLE (3rd form).
Passive voice actions are done by people who are unknown or unimportant.
In future tenses and forms, passive voice is made as follows:
- Future Simple Passive: The movie will be edited.
- Future Continuous Passive: The movie will be being edited.
- Future Perfect Passive: The movie will have been edited.
- Future Perfect Continuous Passive: The movie will have been being edited. (rare)
- First Conditional Passive: If the movie is edited, we will plan a release date.
- Second Conditional Passive: If the movie were edited by Jo, it would look good.
- Mixed Conditional Passive 1 (fut/past): If she weren’t busy soon, it would’ve been edited by Jo.
- Mixed Conditional Passive 2 (past/fut): If it had been edited, it would be ready next week.
- Modal Future Passive: The movie could / would / has to / might be edited.
- going to (future): The movie is going to be edited by Jo.
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 watched a film today. =
A film was watched [by me] today.
Passive voice is most often seen / heard in the following contexts:
A. business English
B. creative arts
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 Future TensesPractice Passive Voice in Future Tenses
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