Part C. The Passive Voice with Perfect Tenses
the verb be can be in a perfect tense and with the past participle (V3) makes it passive.
- When we use the passive voice with perfect tenses, the functions of the tenses remain the same as in the active voice.
- Present perfect: Use have / has + been + past participle (V3).
- Past perfect: Use had + been + past participle (V3).
The United States had won the Cold War by 1991.
The Cold War had been won by the United States by 1991.
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