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  • The Passive in English Grammar
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    The Passive in English Grammar

    Passives are words that express the passive voice. Passives function within verb phrases functioning as predicates. Only one grammatical form can perform the function of passive in English. The one grammatical form that can function as the passive is the verb. Only the verb be, sometimes referred to as the passive be, can function as […] More

  • The Past Progressive Passive of English Verbs
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    The Past Progressive Passive of English Verbs

    One of the two grammatical voices in English, the passive allows speakers to move an object of a sentence in the active voice into the subject position. The past progressive passive is an English verb form that refers to verbs in the past tense, progressive aspect, indicative mood, and passive voice. Formation of the Past […] More

  • The Present Progressive Passive of English Verbs
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    The Present Progressive Passive of English Verbs

    The passive, one of the two grammatical voices in English, allows speakers to move an object of a sentence in the active voice into the subject position. The present progressive passive is an English verb form that refers to verbs in the present tense, progressive aspect, indicative mood, and passive voice. Formation of the Present […] More

  • The Past Perfect Passive of English Verbs
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    The Past Perfect Passive of English Verbs

    As one of the two grammatical voices in the English language, the passive allows the object of a sentence in the active voice to move into the subject position of a passive sentence. The past perfect passive is an English verb form that refers to verbs in the past tense, perfect aspect, indicative mood, and […] More

  • The Present Perfect Passive of English Verbs
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    The Present Perfect Passive of English Verbs

    The passive is a grammatical voice that allows a speaker to move an object of a sentence in the active voice into the subject position of the passive sentence. The present perfect passive is an English verb form that refers to verbs in the present tense, perfect aspect, indicative mood, and passive voice. Formation of […] More

  • The Simple Past Passive of English Verbs
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    The Simple Past Passive of English Verbs

    As a grammatical voice, the passive allows for an object of a sentence in an active sentence to move into the subject position of the passive sentence. The simple past passive is an English verb form that refers to verbs in the past tense, simple aspect, indicative mood, and passive voice. Formation of the Simple […] More

  • The Simple Present Passive of English Verbs
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    The Simple Present Passive of English Verbs

    The passive is a grammatical voice that moves an object of a sentence in the active voice into the subject position. The simple present passive is an English verb form that refers to verbs in the present tense, simple aspect, indicative mood, and passive voice. Formation of the Simple Present Passive Like most other verb […] More

  • English Irregular Verbs: Simple Past and Past Participles
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    English Irregular Verbs: Simple Past and Past Participles

    Irregular English verbs are verbs whose conjugations differ from the conjugation patterns of regular verbs. Many common English verbs are irregular in the simple past and the past participle.┬áIrregular verbs are verbs in Germanic languages that express the simple past tense by means of changes to the stem vowel (ablaut). Irregular verbs are also referred […] More

  • Past Participles of Irregular English Verbs
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    Past Participles of Irregular English Verbs

    Past participles, or -en participles, are a nonfinite verb form in English that perform verbal and adjectival functions. The following sections explain how to form past participles of irregular English verbs including anomalous and how to use past participles in English and include examples to illustrate form and function. Past participles are also referred to […] More

  • Past Participles of Regular English Verbs
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    Past Participles of Regular English Verbs

    Past participles, or -en participles, are a nonfinite verb form in English that perform verbal and adjectival functions. The following sections explain how to form past participles of regular English verbs and how to use past participles in English and include examples to illustrate form and function. Past participles are also referred to as -en […] More

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