The Passive Voice (Present Continuous)
Sentences in the present continuous tense can be said in the passive voice.
The Present Continuous Tense
They are washing the cat
The Passive Voice
The passive voice is formed by:
be (in correct tense) + p.p.
In the present continuous tense that is:
am/is/are being + p.p/
The cat is being washed by them
Sentences in the present continuous tense using the passive voice
(active) I am eating the apple
(passive) The apple is being eaten by me
(active) The company is firing everyone
(passive) Everyone is being fired
1. Change these sentences into the passive voice:
(i) The secretary is taking notes of the meeting.
(ii) The sun is melting the ice.
(iii) I see the problem: the pump is pumping hot air into the system instead of cold.
2. Change these sentences out of the passive voice:
(i) They are being driven to the airport by Dave.
(ii) Quick! The bikes are being stolen!
(iii) I can’t do any work: my computer is being fixed.