Passive sentences in English

How to use the Passive in various tenses

Here you will find some examples of how to form the passive depending on the tense.

Tense Active Passive
Simple Present Peter builds a house. A house is built by Peter.
Simple Past Peter built a house. A house was built by Peter.
Present Perfect Peter has built a house. A house has been built by Peter.
Past Perfect Peter had built a house. A house had been built by Peter.
will-future Peter will build a house. A house will be built by Peter.
going to-future Peter is going to build a house in summer. A house is going to be built in summer by Peter.