Unitat 20

Interrogative passive

In order to form questions in the passive voice we must change the order of the words of the affirmative sentence.

Contingut exercicis

As you know, we need the verb “to be” and the past participle. Normally, the verb “to be” would be the first word, but this is not always the case.

For example:

The television is being repaired

Is the television being repaired?

 

A book was taken from the shelf

Was the book taken from the shelf?

 

Notice that, when there is an auxiliary in the active sentence, this auxiliary comes first in the question and it is then followed by the subject:

Auxiliary + subject + to be + participle

For example:

Lisa has recorded a song (active)

A song has been recorded by Lisa

Has a song been recorded by Lisa?

 

They would build a house (active)

A house would be built

Would a house be built?

 

Wh- questions are formed as it follows:

Where was the book taken?

Why would a house be built?

 

Exercici 1

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.

Exercici 2

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.

Exercici 3

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.