English Grammar Past Passive
Learn English Past Passive Grammar

Grammar Level 4- Lesson Four

In this grammar lesson, you learn about  Past Passive in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

Grammar Recap

In our previous lesson, we covered the Present Passive If you just landed on this page, we suggest that you complete our previous lesson including its quizzes before continuing on this lesson.

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The Past Passive


Subject + (be = was or were) + past participle


I was + __________
You were + __________
He was + ___________
She was + __________
It was + __________

We were + __________
You were + __________
They were + __________

* Notice that the verb “be” (was or were) indicates that this is in the past tense.


Past Tense, Passive Voice

I was paid last week.

(The past participle for “pay” is “paid”)

pay / paid / paid

You were given a reading assignment in English.

(The past participle for “give” is given)

give / gave / given

He was given a big bowl of rice. The waitress gave it to him.

(Both sentences are in the past tense)

She was told to finish her work. Her boss told her to finish it.

tell / told / told

It was made by Sony.

We were both paid last week.

You were given some money to see a movie.

They were served by the waitress.


Quiz for  Past Passive

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