PASSIVE QUESTIONS

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While constructing passive sentences, we place the auxiliary verb (am/is/are/was/were/have/has/will/can vb.) at the beginning of the sentence.

 

  • Present simple passive question: am/is/are + subject+ V3 .
  • Do they harvest grapes in autumn.
  • Are grapes harvested in autumn?

 

  • Past simple passive question: was/were + subject+ V3 .
  • Did they open the shopping centre yesterday?
  • Was the shopping centre opened yesterday?

 

  • Present continuous passive question: am/is/are + subject + being + V3
  • Are the workers mending the road this week?
  • Is the road being mended by the workers this week?

 

  • Present perfect passive question: have/has + subject + been + V3
  • Have they cleaned the kitchen yet?
  • Has the kitchen been cleaned yet?

 

  • Will future passive question: will + subject + be + V3
  • Will the police stop the car?
  • Will the car be stopped by the police?

 

  • Modals (can, must, may, should, etc.) passive question: modal + subject + be + V3
  • Can the students do these exercises at home?
  • Can these exercises be done by the students at home?

 

 

WH- QUESTIONS IN PASSIVE FORM

 

  • Below are some wh- questions constructed in the passive form. Please compare their structure and answers.
  • Gravity was discovered by Newton under an apple tree.
  • What was discovered by Newton under an apple tree? (gravity)
  • Who was gravity discovered by under an apple tree? (Newton)
  • Where was Gravity discovered by Newton? (under an apple tree)

 

  • By analyzing these questions, we can deduce the following rules regarding the wh- questions in passive form:
  • The interrogative word must be placed at the beginning of the sentence.
  • The interrogative word must be followed by the auxiliary verb.
  • When the subject of a passive sentence is asked, the interrogative word becomes the subject.
  • When the subject (the person taking the action) is asked, V3 must be followed with “by.” When placed at the beginning of a sentence, the word “by” can be used as “by whom” or “by what.”
    • Ex: By whom was gravity discovered?

 

Examples:

  • What is eaten at breakfast in Turkey?
  • What will be eaten at lunch?
  • Who is going to be given a prize?
  • What was done yesterday?
  • When was the film shown?
  • Who was the window broken by?
  • Why was this bag left here?
  • How long have the credits cards been used?
  • Who was the telescope invented by?