Passive Voice Examples

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In this post, you will find all the examples of passive voice sentences that you need.

The passive voice is used to show interest in the person or object that experiences an action rather than the person or object that performs the action.

  1. The castle in the amusement park was built last year.
  2. The website is being redesigned.
  3. The road is being repaired.
  4. A faster computer is being designed by a team of experts.

Now, let’s explore all that you need to make sentences with different tenses and the passive voice.

Passive Voice with Different Tenses and Modals

These are examples of how the passive voice is made using different tenses and modals.

Simple PresentExample
Active voiceTom writes a letter
Passive VoiceA letter is written 
Simple PastExample
Active voiceTom wrote a letter
Passive VoiceA letter was written 
Present ProgressiveExample
Active voiceTom is writing a letter
Passive VoiceA letter is being written
Past ProgressiveExample
Active voiceTom was reading a letter
Passive VoiceA letter was being read
Present PerfectExample
Active voiceI have seen a ghost
Passive VoiceA ghost has been seen
Past PerfectExample
Active voiceI had seen a ghost
Passive VoiceA ghost had been seen
Simple FutureExample
Active voiceI will fix the car
Passive VoiceThe car will be fixed
WouldExample
Active voiceI would fix the car
Passive VoiceThe car would be fixed
ShouldExample
Active voiceI should do this
Passive VoiceThis should be done
ShouldExample
Active voiceI can do that
Passive VoiceThat can be done
ShouldExample
Active voiceI could cook that
Passive VoiceThat could be cooked
CouldExample
Active voiceI could cook that
Passive VoiceThat could be cooked
CouldExample
Active voiceI must make a cake
Passive VoiceA cake must be made
MayExample
Active voiceI may fix the PC
Passive VoiceThe PC may be fixed
MayExample
Active voiceI might sell my car
Passive VoiceMy car might be sold

Passive Voice Examples: Simple Present

These are some examples of sentences with the simple present and the passive voice

  1. The dog is walked by Ben.
  2. Cookies are made here.
  3. The cat isn’t walked by Ben.
  4. Sandwiches aren’t made here.
  5. How are the cookies made?
  6. The problem is solved.
  7. The pizza is made by Moby.
  8. The Channel is monitored by Thomas
  9. The video is watched by millions of people

Passive Voice Examples: Simple Past

These are some examples of sentences using simple past and the passive voice

  1. A letter was written by him.
  2. A song was sung by her.
  3. Mary wasn’t invited to the party.
  4. She was taken into custody?
  5. The match wasn’t won by our team.
  6. You weren’t invited to the party.
  7. Were the students taught at home?
  8. Was the article written by Nick?
  9. Was the window broken by him?
  10. She was arrested by the FBI

Passive Voice Examples: Present Continuous

These are some examples of sentences with the present continuous and the passive voice

  1. The mail is being delivered by the postman.
  2. The room is being measured by Harry Potter.
  3. The team is being congratulated by the coach.
  4. The car is being painted by two professionals
  5. The rooms are being cleaned by our staff
  6. The hackers are being arrested at this very moment
  7. Many articles are being written about the global pandemic
  8. Lots of children are being held in detention centers
  9. Lots of old coins are being collected in this branch

Passive Voice Examples: Past Continuous

These are some examples of sentences with the past continuous and the passive voice

  1. I was being followed by some criminals
  2. I was being scammed by some Indian hackers
  3. She was being bullied by some people on Facebook
  4. An email was being written by our supply team. 
  5. People were being arrested during the protest
  6. All the users were being tracked by our team
  7. All files were being destroyed when we got here
  8. My car was being fixed
  9. The boats were being cleaned

More Examples in English

These are others that you might want to check out before you leave

  1. Sentences with Conjunctions
  2. Sentences with Irregular Verbs
  3. Verb to Be Examples
  4. Sentences with Get
  5. Sentences with Like

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