Structures of past tense passive forms
|Structures of past tense passive forms|
|past simple passive
I was told about it yesterday.
|present perfect passive
He's (he has) been fired from the company.
|past perfect passive
I'd (I had) been given the money by a friend.
|past continuous passive
The room was being decorated.
|Past passive forms – common mistakes|
|Common mistakes||Correct version||Why?|
|This problem solved last week.||This problem was solved last week.||To make a past passive form we use was/were + past participle of the verb.|
|This problem was solve last week.||This problem was solved last week.||To make a past passive form we use was/were + past participle of the verb.|
|My car was repairing at that time.||My car was being repaired at that time.||To make a past passive form of a continuous tense we use was/were + being + past participle of the verb.|
|She has already be invited.||She has already been invited.||To make a passive form of the perfect tense we use have/has/had + been + past participle of the verb.|