Passive Voice of Continuous Present Tense

Passive voice of continuous present tense- How to form?

In passive voice of continuous present tense the sentence shows that the action is being done on the object. When we interchange the sentence, we should use auxiliary verb with being and past participle of verb in passive voice of continuous present tense.

We shall see examples of continuous present tense

  • I am typing a letter.
  • They are cleaning the floor.
  • We are playing the ball.

All of the above sentences are in active voice.

Now we shall see the formation.

Active voice and passive voice -formation in continuous tense

Active voice

The sentence formation in continuous present tense active is-

Passive voice

The sentence formation in continuous present tense passive is-

  • Object + auxiliary verb + being + past participle of verb + by + subject

Now, here is a sentence and we have to change it into passive voice. We shall see how to change.

In a sentence-

  • I am typing a letter.

Formation is –

Subject ‘I’ + auxiliary verb ‘am’ + present participle of ‘type’ + object

Let’s see the passive form of the above sentence.

Keeping formation rule in mind, we can write the above sentence in passive as;

  • A letter is being typed by me.

Formation is-

Object ‘a letter’ + auxiliary verb ‘is’ + ‘being’ + past participle of ‘type’ + by + subject

To simplify, we shall take an example in tabular form.

Example of passive voice with three persons

To let you get easier, we shall take a sentence with three persons of singular and plural number.

Have a look-

   
1st person - IActive VoiceI am finishing the work.
Passive VoiceThe work is being finished by me.
WeActive VoiceWe are finishing the work.
Passive VoiceThe work is being finished by us.
2nd person - YouActive VoiceYou are finishing the work.
Passive VoiceThe work is being finished by you.
YouActive VoiceYou are finishing the work
Passive VoiceThe work is being finished by you.
3rd person - HeActive VoiceHe is finishing the work.
Passive VoiceThe work is being finished by him.
SheActive VoiceShe is finishing the work
Passive VoiceThe work is being finished by her.
TheyActive VoiceThey are finishing the work.
Passive VoiceThe work is being finished by them.

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