English Grammar Present Cont Passive
Learn English Present Cont Passive Grammar

Grammar Level 4- Lesson Nine

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Present Cont 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

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Present Continuous Tense, Passive Voice

 

S + (be) + being + past participle

 

This tense is confusing because the verb “be” appears twice. This example uses the verb “tell” as the main verb:

tell / told / told

Singular
I am being told
You are being told
He is being told
She is being told
It is being told

Plural
We are being told
You are being told
They are being told

 

examples

1. The book is being read by the boy. (passive voice)

The boy is reading the book. (active voice)

2. Pancakes are being made in the kitchen.

(Who’s making them? I don’t need to say, but from the picture you can see it’s the man.)

He’s making pancakes. (active voice)

3. Flowers are being grown in this garden. (passive voice)

I’m growing the flowers. (active voice)

4. This man is being kept in prison because he did something very bad.

The state is keeping him in prison.

5. Penguins living in the Antarctic are being threatened by global climate change.

Global climate change is threatening many species worldwide.

6. She’s being hugged by her brother. (passive voice)

Her brother is hugging her. (active voice)

Remember: The present continuous tense describes things that are happening now and in the future.

 

Quiz for Present Cont Passive

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