Passive Voice of Continuous Present Tense

In passive voice of continuous present tense of affirmative sentence, we use auxiliary verb am /is / are with being and past participle that is third form of verb.

 Passive Voice of Continuous Present Tense- Formation

In this, we use helping verb according to the subject that is-

  • if subject of passive voice is first person and singular number that is ‘I’, helping verb ‘am’ is used
  • for subject of third person and singular number that is ‘he, she or it’, helping verb ‘is’ is used
  •  if subject is plural or second person, helping verb ‘are’ is used.

In passive voice of continuous present tense- positive, negative, interrogative and negative interrogative, we use past participle (third form)of verb.

Keep in mind that we should arrange the sentence in the following form-

  • Active sentence- subject + am / is/ are + present participle (- ing form ) of the verb + object
  • Passive sentence- object of the active sentence + am / is / are + being + past participle ( third form ) of the verb + by + subject of the active sentence

Example of Continuous Present Tense- Transformation

Now we shall see an example of passive voice of present continuous tense-

Active: She is drawing a picture today. (drawing- present participle of draw)

Above sentence is in the form-

  • Subject + is + present participle of ‘draw’ + object

Passive: A picture is being drawn by her today. (drawn-past participle of draw)

Passive voice of this sentence is in the form-

  • Object in active + is + being + past participle of ‘draw’+ by + subject in active + remaining word.

In above sentence, we can see the changes in the transformation of active to passive voice as:

  • Object of active form (picture) became subject.
  • Subject ‘she’ became object- 'her'.
  • Form of ‘to be- is’  and being is added
  • Past participle of verb ‘draw’ that is drawn is taken.

     More Examples

All of these are affirmative sentences-

Active: They are watching a movie.

  • Passive: A movie is being watched by them.

Active: A mason is building a wall.

  • Passive: A wall is being built by a mason.

Active: A teacher is delivering a lecture.

  • Passive: A lecture is being delivered by a teacher.

Active: The students are obeying orders of their physical trainer.

  • Passive: Orders of their physical trainer are being obeyed by the students.

You may also like passive voice of the tenses-

  1. Simple Present
  2. Perfect present
  3. Simple Past
  4. Past Continuous
  5. Perfect past
  6. Simple Future
  7. Future Perfect

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