Identify the different elements (past, present, modal, perfect, progressive, passive)

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Identify the different elements (past, present, modal, perfect, progressive, passive) underlined in the following verb phrases.

 

 


They were being questioned at length.
 

 


('Were being questioned' is the underlined part.)

 

The answer to this was past, progressive, passive


I understood the first two, but I don't understand the passive.

 

 

Why passive?? I've been reading through the meaning of passive, but I don't get it! Can anyone please help me? Thanks!!

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