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the truth was been told by brian

asked Apr 08 '12 at 19:37 shrief New member

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This is starting to look like a homework assignment.  Many, many passive and active voice questions have been asked on this forum.  You can view all of them by using the search tool above your question.

link comment edited Apr 08 '12 at 20:18 Jody M. Expert
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A little contribution for Avtive/Passive speech:


We used the phrase I drive and have put this phrase into most common tenses.

Active (Simple Forms)

 

Simple Present  I drive
Simple Past  I drove
Present Perfect  I have driven
Past Perfect  I had driven
will-future  I will drive
Future Perfect  I will have driven
Conditional I  I would drive
Conditional II  I would have driven

 

Active (Progressive/Continuous Forms)

 

Simple Present  I am driving
Simple Past  I was driving
Present Perfect  I have been driving
Past Perfect  I had been driving
will-future  I will be driving
Future Perfect  I will have been driving
Conditional I  I would be driving
Conditional II  I would have been driving

 

Passive (Simple Forms)

 

Simple Present  I am driven
Simple Past  I was driven
Present Perfect  I have been driven
Past Perfect  I had been driven
will-future  I will be driven
Future Perfect  I will have been driven
Conditional I  I would be driven
Conditional II  I would have been driven

 

Passive (Progressive/Continuous Forms)

 

Present  I am being driven

Past  I was being driven

Present Perfect ¹  I have been being driven

Past Perfect ¹  I had been being driven Future ¹  I will be being driven

Future Perfect ¹  I will have been being driven

Conditional I ¹  I would be being driven

Conditional II ¹  I would have been being driven

link comment edited Apr 08 '12 at 23:45 Bojana S. Ognjanovic New member
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This is passive voice:  "The truth has been told by Brian."  Or this: "The truth was told by Brian."

Active voice would be: "Brian told the truth."

 

Active is when the subject performs an action.  Passive is when the action is done to the subject.  (That last sentence is another example of passive voice.)

link comment answered Apr 11 '12 at 18:50 Courtney Contributor

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