Passive Voice - Modal Verbs, Infinitives, Gerunds

In these lessons, we will learn Modal Verbs, Infinities and Gerunds in the Passive Voice.

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(modal verb) + be + past participle

Modal verbs in the passive voice follow this pattern:
Modal + be + past participle.

There are many possibilities with modal verbs.
How to use modal verbs in the passive voice?

You can give money to them. (active voice)
They can be given money. (passive voice)
Money can be given to them (passive voice)

Her father should pick her up at 6:00. (active voice)
She should be picked up at 6:00 by her father. (passive voice)

You must pay attention in class. (active voice)
Attention must be paid in class. (passive voice)

The students can find books on the shelves. (active voice)
Books can be found on the shelves. (passive voice)

Idiomatic Modal Verbs - Passive Voice
How to use “be going to,” “be able to,” “have to,” and “ought to” in the passive voice?

I am going to be finished in an hour.
“be able to” is similar to “can”
“have to” is similar to “must”
“ought to” is similar to “should”

This work is going to be finished soon.
She’s able to be trained for a new job.
The chicken has to be cooked for an hour.

The work isn’t going to be finished.

Are you going to be driven to the airport?
Is it able to be fixed?
Does it have to be done now?

Infinitives in the Passive Voice

to be + past participle

Passive Infinitives
How to use the passive voice with the infinitive, “to be?"
The examples shown here are in the present tense. You can also use the past and future tenses.
The verb “be” is in the infinitive form.

She hopes to be chosen.
The baby needs to be fed.
He hates to get hurt.

Gerunds in the Passive Voice

being + past participle

Gerunds passive voice
How to use gerunds in the passive voice. Use “being” or “getting” (sometimes “getting” can’t be used) and then the past participle?

You can give the money to them.
They can be given money. (passive voice)
The money can be given to them. (passive voice)

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