- The simple present passive tense is indicated by using the am/is/are forms of be. Note that in every passive sentence, a past participle is used(V3).We use this tense to place the emphasis on the object of the active sentence.
Active: A general always promotes a captain.
Passive: A captain is always promoted by a general.
The simple past passive is indicated by using the was/were forms of be + past participle (V3).
The tornado demolished all the towns in its path.
All the towns were demolished by the tornado’s path.
- The future passive is formed by using will be + past participle (V3).
Active: That designer will start a new fashion craze.
Passive: A new fashion craze will be started by that designer.