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Review of tense and voice : 

Review of tense and voice This presentation explains two different characteristics of verbs: tense and voice. Knowing this vocabulary will help you discuss sentence characteristics accurately.

Tense = Time : 

Verb tense specifies time of the action further past past now future past perfect past tense present future The team The team The team The team had played played plays will play three games ... yesterday. each week. tomorrow. ...when UT beat them. Tense = Time

Tense = Time Verb tense specifies time of the action : 

Tense = Time Verb tense specifies time of the action

Voice = relationship between the subject and the action expressed by the verb : 

Voice = relationship between the subject and the action expressed by the verb

Active Voice : 

Active Voice The students took the test on May 7. subject = students students performed the action of taking active voice

Passive Voice : 

Passive Voice The test was given in the computer classroom. subject = test the test did not act (give) but received the action of giving passive voice

Marks of passive voice: 

Marks of passive voice to be verb (is, are, was, were, have been) past participle usually an -ed word—completed, organized, complained irregular verbs have irregular past participles—given, taken, written, built

Examples of passive voice: 

Examples of passive voice Rome was not built in a day. Apples are fertilized with organic materials. Applicants’ race and gender are not considered.

Past tense and passive voice: 

Past tense and passive voice Past tense and passive voice use past participles Use other markers to distinguish voice from tense

Tense and voice together: 

Tense and voice together Transitive verbs have both tense and voice. In active voice, the past participle identifies past tense. I completed the project. In passive voice, the to be verb identifies tense. The project will be completed. The project was completed yesterday.

Weak verbs and passive voice: 

Weak verbs and passive voice Weak verbs may sound passive, but voice always refers to the relation of subject and the action in the verb, not to strength and weakness. These examples use weak verbs but not passive voice. This lesson is important. (to be verb) This course involves grammar. (active voice)

Summary: Tense and Voice: 

Summary: Tense and Voice Tense = Time Verb tense places an action in the past, present, or future Voice = relationship of the subject to the action in the verb active voice: subject performs the action passive voice: subject receives the action

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