Questions in Passive

Questions in Active sentences
Passive - Summary
Questions in Passive - Exercise 1 2

Questions in Passive are formed with to be and the past particple.

1a. Questions without question words in Passive (Simple Present)

Form of to be Subject past participle Rest Yes/No Subject Auxiliary
(+ n't)
the test written in room 311? Yes, it
No, it
No, it
grapes grown in California? Yes, they
No, they
No, they

1b. Questions with question words in Passive (Simple Present)

Question word Form of to be Subject past participle Rest Answer
Where the test written?   The test is written in room 311.
Why grapes grown in California? Grapes are grown in California because it's warm and sunny.

2a. Questions without question words in Passive (Simple Past)

Form of to be Subject past participle Rest Yes/No Subject Auxiliary
(+ n't)
the book taken to the classroom? Yes, it
No, it
No, it
the students taught at home? Yes, they
No, they
No, they

2b. Questions with question words in Passive (Simple Past)

Question word Form of to be Subject past participle Rest Answer
Where the book taken?   The book was taken to the classroom.
Why the students taught at home? The students were taught at home because the school was closed.

Here are some more example in other tenses. Let's start with the Simple froms:

Tense Auxiliary Subject Verb
Present Perfect the house been built?
Past Perfect the house been built?
will-future the house be built?
going to-future the house going to be built?
Future Perfect the house have been built?
Conditional I the house be built?
Conditional II the house have been built?

And now two Progessive forms:

Tense Auxiliary Subject Verb
Present Progressive the house being built?
Past Progressive the house being built?
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