Past perfect passive
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Past perfect passive PDF exercise 1
- Before we collected our car in a car service:
Worn tyres ___ . (replace)
Worn tyres had been replaced.
Past perfect passive PDF exercise 2
- Rewrite sentences from the active to passive voice:
They hadn't made the meals before we arrived.
The meals ___ before we arrived.
The meals hadn't been made before we arrived.
Past perfect passive PDF exercise 3
- Use words in brackets to make sentences in the passive voice:
Before the river flooded the town ___ (the new bridge | build)
Before the river flooded the town the new bridge had been built.
Past perfect passive PDF exercise 4
- Choose correct forms or words in each sentence:
Paul cried. He had been hit | had hit by his friend.
Past perfect passive PDF exercise 5
- Make questions in the passive:
Why did you come to Marion's party? ___ you been ___? (invite)
Had you been invited?
How long ___ before the scientists found it? (the body - freeze)
How long had the body been frozen before the scientists found it?
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Past perfect - passive voice
The past perfect passive is made with had + been + the past participle of a verb (finished, flooded / chosen, hit).
The paintwork on my car had been finished before I arrived.
The house had to be pulled down after it had been flooded.
Jim cried because ha had been hit with a ball.
We make questions in the past perfect passive by changing the word order of a statement.
Had the paintwork been finished before I arrived?
The house was pulled down. Had it been flooded?
Why did Jim cry? Had he been hit with a ball?
The negative forms are made by adding 'not' after 'had'.
The paintwork had not been finished before I arrived.
Our house was not pulled down because it had not been flooded.
I don't know why Jim cried. He had not been hit with the ball.
The past perfect simple passive is the only passive form of the past perfect tense. The past perfect continuous is not normally used in the passive voice.
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