A. Description of the passive voice
In passive sentences all three forms of the verb use (past participle). In the passive voice sentences or the perpetrators of acts tool very often not mentioned. Said auxiliary in the passive voice should match the subject is derived from the passive object of a sentence (so not in accordance with the word help in the subject of the active sentence). Sentences with intransitive verb with the subject of the verb behind the actors who perform an act. In English the passive voice is used when the sentence is more appropriate (suitable) to say that the goods carried focuses on the perpetrators of such acts or if the perpetrator is unknown. Passive voice is the verb phrase beginning with Di and Ter. The passive voice is accompanied tense verb III (past participle) that describes things done (by the perpetrator).
a. The lesson is being explained by the teacher.
b. A story is being written by the students.
c. Heru will be invited.
d. Tomorrow the rabbits will have been fed by six o’clock.
e. The garden will have been watered by seven o’clock.
f. This programme will have been finished in a few days.
g. The walls of the building were cracked by the explosion.
h. The cake god burned.
i. He god blamed for the mistake.
j. Our children must be educated.
k. The law must be obeyed.
l. What are they doing at home? They are supposed to be at school.
m. Oh dear! I was supposed to phone rita but I completely forgot.
n. Let’s go and see that film. It is supposed to be very good
a. I’m looking forward to being greeted by Nancy.
b. Indra is fond of being told about love stories.
o. People object to being humiliated.
p. Fajri stated that he had been influenced by his wife’s ambition.
q. The inspector told us that the name of the suspect was known.
r. Rahmat is going to the optician to have his eyes tested.
s. Angel has just had a telephone installed in his house.
t. Your hair is too long. I think you should have it cut.
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2. Supono Idi. English Grammar. 2008. Wahyumedia. Jakarta.