Passive Voice of Continuous Present Tense- Formation
- 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.
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.
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-
- Simple Present
- Perfect present
- Simple Past
- Past Continuous
- Perfect past
- Simple Future
- Future Perfect