Passive Voice of Present Continuous Tense in English Grammar

 

2. Passive Voice of Present Continuous Tense in English Grammar

Rules to Form Passive Voice: 
  • Use is, are, am as helping or auxiliary verbs. 
  •  Use ‘being’ after the helping verb. 
  • Use 3rd form of Verb. 
  • The (Action-Doer) Subject becomes the (Action-Receiver) Object and vice versa. 
  • Use ‘by’, if required, after the verb or before the newly-formed object. 

 a) Affirmative Passive Voice of Present Continuous Tense

Affirmative Active Voice of Present Continuous Tense  
Structure:  
(Action-Doer) Subject → Is/Are/Am → 1st  form of Verb (V1) + ‘ing’ → (Action-Receiver) Object. 
Affirmative Passive Voice of Present Continuous Tense  
Structure: 
(Action-Receiver) Subject → Is/Are/Am → Being → 3rd form of Verb (V3) → by → (Action-Doer) Object. 
Examples: 
  • They are killing an elephant. (Active Voice) 
  • An elephant is being killed by them(Passive Voice) 
  • I am eating mangoes. (Active Voice) 
  • Mangoes are being eaten by me(Passive Voice) 
  • Rani is writing the book. (Active Voice) 
  • The book is being written by Rani(Passive Voice) 

 (b) Negative Passive Voice of Present Continuous Tense  

Structure: 
(Action-Receiver) Subject → Is/Are/Am → Not → Being → 3rd form of Verb (V3) → by → (Action-Doer) Object. 
Examples: 
  • They are not killing an elephant. (Active Voice) 
  • An elephant is not being killed by them(Passive Voice) 
  • I am not eating mangoes. (Active Voice) 
  • Mangoes are not being eaten by me(Passive Voice) 
  • Rani is not writing the book. (Active Voice) 
  • The book is not being written by Rani(Passive Voice) 

 (c) Interrogative Passive Voice of Present Continuous Tense  

Structure: 
Is/Are/Am → (Action-Receiver) Subject → Being → 3rd form of Verb (V3) → by → (Action-Doer) Object? 
Examples: 
  • Are they killing an elephant? (Active Voice) 
  • Is an elephant being killed by them? (Passive Voice) 
  • Am I eating mangoes? (Active Voice) 
  • Are mangoes being eaten by me? (Passive Voice) 
  • Is Rani writing the book? (Active Voice) 
  • Is the book being written by Rani? (Passive Voice) 

 d) Interrogatives-cum-W/H-words Passive Voice of Present Continuous Tense 

Structure: 
W/H-word → Is/Are/Am → (Action-Receiver) Subject → Being → 3rd form of Verb (V3) → by → (Action-Doer) Object? 
Examples: 
  • Why are they killing an elephant? (Active Voice) 
  • Why is an elephant being killed by them? (Passive Voice) 
  • Where am I eating mangoes? (Active Voice) 
  • Where are mangoes being eaten by me? (Passive Voice) 
  • How is Rani writing the book? (Active Voice) 
  • How is the book being written by Rani? (Passive Voice) 

 e) Interrogatives-cum-Negative Passive Voice of Present Continuous Tense 

Structure: 
W/H-word → Is/Are/Am → (Action-Receiver) Subject → Not → Being → 3rd form of Verb (V3) → by → (Action-Doer) Object. 
  • Examples: 
  • Why are they not killing an elephant? (Active Voice) 
  • Why is an elephant not being killed by them? (Passive Voice) 
  • Where am I not eating mangoes? (Active Voice) 
  • Where are mangoes not being eaten by me? (Passive Voice) 
  • How is Rani not writing the book? (Active Voice) 
  • How is the book not being written by Rani? (Passive Voice) 

Also Visit

Six (6) Progressive Tenses in English Language 
Four (4) Past-cum-Future Tenses in English Language 
Twelve (12) Tenses in English Language 
Passive Voice Available for Eight Tenses 

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